Caldereta, which can also be written as kaldereta, is a tomato-based stewed dish that Filipinos often eat for dinner, reheat for lunch the next day, or enjoy with a glass of beer. The name ‘caldereta' comes from the Spanish term caldera, meaning ‘cauldron', the vessel in which it was originally cooked. The dish was inspired by meat stews from the Iberian Peninsula and brought by Spanish colonists to the Philippines. It's now a popular Filipino food dish but retains the essence of Spanish cuisine.
In the traditional preparation, goat meat is stewed with colorful vegetables such as bell peppers, olives, carrots, and potatoes. Everything is cooked with the usual Filipino aromatics like garlic and onions. In this recipe, we're using chicken thighs (also called chicken drumsticks)