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Tinolang manok or chicken ginger stew is one dish that almost all Filipino families cook and serve for lunch or dinner. Tinola is tasty dish made by boiling chicken sautéed in ginger and adding vegetables and spices. It is best eaten hot as soup or eaten with steamed white rice and seasoned with patis (fish sauce) and chilies.




Tinolang Manok (Chicken Ginger Stew) Recipe


Estimated cooking time: 45 minutes


Tinola Manok Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo whole chicken, cut into pieces.

  • 1 small young papaya or sayote, cut into small pieces.

  • 2 tablespoons ginger, crushed and slliced into strips

  • 1/2 cup dahon ng sili (chili leaves) or mallunggay leaves

  • 1 liter of water

  • 5 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 red onion, diced

  • 4 tablespoons oil

  • 2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)

Tinolang Manok Cooking Instructions:

  • In a stock pot, heat oil and sauté garlic, onion and ginger.

  • Add water and the chicken.

  • Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is almost done.

  • Season with patis

  • Add papaya and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until papaya softens but not overcooked.

  • Add sili leaves then turn off the heat.

  • Serve steaming hot on a bowl with plain rice on the side.


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