Filipino Food, Recipe
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Recipe: Pan Grilled Chicken

One concern I had before moving to Dubai was availability of ingredients and products I was used to using specially when it comes to cooking. I packed a good stash of ready made sauce mix to make caldereta and sinigang. Why? I was not a confident cook because while I helped in the kitchen someone always did the cooking for me.

The good news is Filipino products is widely available in small and major groceries here – your favorite Pinoy corned beef, canned tuna, suka, toyo and Mama Sita’s oyster sauce are sold here.

Now lets get on to this super easy Pan Grilled Chicken recipe. Made easy with the use of store bought Mama Sita’s barbecue marinade. YES, I admit and take no shame of me using ready made food flavorings specially when I just spent the rest of my free time watching Elementary.

How easy is this you ask? Wash and pat dry chicken thighs (I prefer dark meat), place on a container with lid, pour enough Mama Sita’s barbecue marinate to cover chicken, keep in your fridge overnight or for at least 30 minutes. Bake on a pre-heated 180c oven for 40 minutes then get those pretty marks on a heated grilled pan. You can of course cook straight on the griller but I was in hurry and had to make sure chicken was cooked. Enjoy!


I also packed this grilled chicken for the boys lunch box.

barbecue chicken bento lunch box

LittleMiss C and I had it for lunch with some greens.

mama sitas chicken barbecue

This is the product used for the recipe.


Disclaimer:  PR company of Mama Sita’s gave me several product range to feature on the blog. Mama Sita’s is already a staple brand in my pantry and a Filipino product I am happy to promote. All opinions are my own.

This entry was posted in: Filipino Food, Recipe


Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


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