Classic Tinolang Manok (Chicken Soup) is an authentic Filipino main dish with ginger, onion, green papaya or chayote and chili pepper leaves or malunggay leaves. This classic or traditional Filipino soup is great tasting and a healthy dish to prepare for the whole family.
I love to cook Tinolang Manok at least once a week, particularly during cold season and absolutely one of my favorite food choices for my kids.
Here is the procedure for Classsic Tinolang Manok (Chicken Soup):
- 1 kilo Chicken (cut into medium pieces)
- 3 pieces of Green Papaya or Sayote (peeled and sliced for the dish)
- 1 thumb-sized Ginger (peeled and sliced thinly)
- 1 large White Onion (chopped finely)
- 6 cloves of Garlic (peeled and chopped finely)
- 4 tablespoon Natural Cooking Oil
- 3 tablespoon of Fish Sauce
- 1 cup of Chili or Malunggay leaves
- 1 liter of Water
- Salt to taste
In a large saucepan, preheat the stove and sauté the ginger, garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes. Afterwards, put the chicken, sauté gradually and let simmer for about 5-7 minutes before adding the right amount of fish sauce.
Next is to include the papaya or sayote, put water and if necessary, let simmer for another 5-7 minutes or until the papaya or sayote becomes tender.
Lastly, add the chili or malunggay leaves and few amount of salt to complete taste, continue to cook for 2-4 minutes until ready to serve.
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with plain or fried rice…
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