Delicious Tinolang Native Chicken, part of our family tradition

Aunt Mele's Tinolang Native Chicken

Tinolang Manok or Chicken Soup with Green Papaya

Tinolang Manok or Chciken Soup with green papaya is a famous Filipino dish, and in a way very ordinary. But our Tinola especially during New year's day is extra special because we use Native chicken.

Every new year, majority of our family members, are more excited of this chicken soup more than any other food on our dining table. That is why I called it our Traditional Tinolang Manok, because this is the superstar in our menu, everytime we have  family gathering which often took place on New Year's day.

The Native Chicken

What made our Tinola more special is this native chicken. To those who are not familiar, these native chickens were raised and fed the conservative way. Usually at the backyard of a family in a rural home, and only for their family consumption. Native Chicken is proven more tastier in Tinola and healthier for they are raised the natural way.

But this Native Chicken is not always available in the wet market or groceries, in our case, our Location is Marikina and indeed native chicken is hard to find, my cousins really gave time looking for it and they can reach as far as Arrangue Market in Manila. Okey I should not forget to mention that we bought live native chicken for the occasion. Aside from its price that is more expensive than ordinary chicken, finding it and transpporting it back home is a real agony, but my cousins are so "used" to that kind of sacrifice every year.

My Auntie is the one with the expertise on what to do with the live chicken..


Other Ingredients

Green Papaya, slice

Chili leaves or pepper leaves - Dahon ng sili in Tagalog

Malunggay leaves

Ginger slice thinly

Garlic, onions, salt,, pepper, fish sauce to taste, Chicken cubes ( not required depends on your taste)

rice, to be mixed with chicken blood and to  be added in the broth while boiling

Cooking procedure:

- In a saucepan heat oil, then  saute  onions, ginger and garlic  then add the chicken, cook  3 to 5 minutes until chicken turned white or halfcooked

-pour in water or rice water (water collected from washing the rice before steaming), bring to boil then simmer

-add the mixture of chicken blood and rice, then add the green papaya

-Continue simmering until the chicken and vegetable are tender,

-Season the soup with fish sauce, salt and pepper (add chicken cube, not required but it's your choice)

-Add the pepper leaves and malunggay leaves

-Cover and let simmer for 3 minutes or until the malunggay leaves and pepper leaves are cooked

- Remove from heat and serve hot with Fish sauce...

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Earth Stove and Charcoal

Cooking Tinola Using Earth Stove and Charcoal

We cook our Tinola the hard way, but we have proven it many times that the manner of cooking has something to do with its distinctive taste.

We used the earth stove and charcoal especially during the simmering part. Cooking of tinola is longer this way and we need to maintain the fire, by producing air manually using a fan.(pamaypay in tagalog)

 Indeed our Traditional Native Tinolang Manok is also cooked the traditional way just to produce a chicken soup that our family truly loves. Cooking Tiinola for us is more than cooking,  it's  more of a labor of love

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CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

Sounds yummy-thanks for sharing, Maria Cecilia!:-)


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Yes really yummy, you should try cooking it, it's like going back home....


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CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

I'm not really well-versed in cooking Filipino food, but I will try my best to emulate what you've done here:-).


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Caroline you can use ordinary chicken, those you can buy at the groceries....


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CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

Alrighty-I'll try it and with the cold/winter nights, this will probably be perfect to cook for my family!:-)


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

hahaah baka napilitan ka... goodluck....


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CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

Hahaha-okay lang yun. I think my Mom uses chicken from the grocery store:-).


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

oo ako rin naman, di yata ako marunong magkatay ng manok no... hihihi... those were the days when all females were required to do it...


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CarolineVABC 5 years ago from Castaic

Oh I see...hahahaha...thanks-you made me feel better, Maria Cecilia!:-)


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

ok you can call me Maricel


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emievil 5 years ago from Philippines

mmmm, tinolang manok. Love it with the chicken blood (although I seldom get to eat tinolang manok here kasi di yata uso dito sa Mindanao ganyang luto). Off - topic, pareho kayo name ng eldest sister ko, down to the spelling of the 'Maria' :). That's why I was drawn to your profile when I saw your name. Saw the names of your dogs in your profile - medyo curious lang ako saan mo nakuha mga pangalan nila?


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Emievil ang tinolang manok yata mas common sa mga tagalog region(Bulacan ang province ng mga ninuno ko)kaya di uso sa Mindanao, though you can cook it simply using ordinary chicken.. sa mga dogs ko naman yung Mario and Marie nila obviously came from my name (hihihi) Maria ako male version ko si Mario Peso, and Yung Marie ni PM, Pissie Marie. Peso kinuha ko Philippine currency , mahilig kasi ako magname ng dog na may kinalaman sa buhay ko, Peso came at the time na laging naiisip kong kailangan ko ng pera, only child kasi ako and nung dumating si Peso old na si mommy, kaya in a way bread winner ako, si Pisse Philippine currency din iyan, old currency ng Pinas, Piseta... 3rd dog ko si PM yung 2nd namatay last March real name niya Piseta Danica, Danica I derived from my ex's name (hihihi)so when Piseta Danica died and PM came, parang I just named my younger dog from her and myself... hahaha haba no... but thanks so much emievil from visiting.... without rechecking your profile, I think ikaw yung may cute na pamangkin, opp sorry to remind you that....medyo nagmark lang sa akin yung story mo kasi... I guess you are ok?


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emievil 5 years ago from Philippines

Actually, taga Bocaue din father ko kaya pag nandun kami, request ko palagi eh either dinuguan or tinumis ( mas malabnaw ang dugo) or tinolang manok / native chicken :). ay oo nga pala, yup, ako yung may pamangkin na cute. nakatira na sila ngayon ng sister ko sa bocaue mismo, malapit sa mga kamag-anak namin. Okay na ako. Thanks.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

parang bachoy ang datin sa akin ng tinumis, iba rin ang batchoy ng mga tagalog sa taga iloilo di ba? sanay ako sa Native na tinolang manok, but the last time I went to Pampanga for a Teambuilding, ang pinatikim sa amin nilagang native na manok sa tanglad, masarap din siya, yun nga lang parang wala akong nakitang dugo na may rice,anyway nice meeting you emievil I thought snob ka honest... kaya natuwa ako nagcomment ka sa akin

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