Chicken Binakol

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Chicken Binakol is a Filipino soup made from chicken cooked in coconut water with grated coconut, green papaya (or chayote), leafy vegetables, garlic, onion, ginger, lemongrass, and patis (fish sauce). It can also be spiced with chilis.Binakol can also be cooked with other kinds of meat or seafood.

Chicken Binakol Recipe


  • ½ kilogram native chicken, slice in serving size
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb size ginger, julienned
  • 3 pcs young coconut meat, scraped using spoon (buko juice & meat reserve) 
  • 2 tablespoon patis (fish sauce)
  • 1-2 stalks lemongrass/tanglad, (tied in a knot)
  • 1 bunch chili leaves (dahon ng sili)
  • ½ small green papaya, slice in wedges
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 siling haba (long green chili peppers)
  • salt and peppercorns, to taste

Cooking Procedure:

  1. In a medium pot, heat oil to sauté chopped onions and ginger.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and season with patis. Let it cook for about 5 minutes until chicken becomes slightly cooked.
  3. Then pour in coconut juice and add some pepper corns. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, it’s time to add the slices of green papaya, long green chili peppers, knotted lemongrass and chili leaves. Cover pot and let it cook for additional 2 minutes.
  5. Lastly, add in the coconut meat, cover pot and let it cook for another minute. Season with salt according to your taste preference. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Chicken Binakol

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