Tinolang Manok

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This very easy to prepare, affordable and delicious soup is very aromatic  because of the addition of the spicy ginger. In the northern part of the Philippines, tinola refers to a chicken soup preparation with green papayas and chili leaves. They call it Tinolang Manok.

Tinolang Manok Recipe


  • 1 Kilo (1.6 lbs) Chicken (breast and thigh)
  • 1 Medium sized onion, sliced
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced
  • 1 bundle Spinach
  • 3 Tbsp Patis (Fish Sauce)
  • 1 Unriped Papaya (sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 3 Cups of Water
  • Cooking Oil for Sauteeing
  • Optional (Chicken Cube)

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Put oil on a heated pan
  2. Sautee’ ginger, garlic and onion
  3. Add chicken and fish sauce
  4. Add water, cover pan and bring it more to boil, then simmer a little bit
  5. Add the sliced unriped papaya
  6. After about 30 minutes, your chicken should be cooked, you can now add your spinach; bring it to boil for another 2 minutes!
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste
  8. Add chicken cube (optional!)
  9. Serve with white rice and fried fish! Enjoy!
Tinolang Manok

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