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How to Cook Filipino Chicken Stew or Tinolang Manok

Updated on April 15, 2013
How to Cook Filipino Chicken Stew or Tinolang Manok
How to Cook Filipino Chicken Stew or Tinolang Manok | Source

One of my favorite Filipino dishes is Tinolang Manok or Filipino Chicken Stew. I love this food a lot because it is very tasty and I can’t get enough of it. Tinola is popular Filipino dish and it is served during lunch or dinner. Almost all Filipinos know how to cook this dish.

In this hub, I will share with you the step-by-step procedure on how to cook chicken tinola.

Ingredients of Tinolang Manok

  • 1 Kilo Chicken, Cut into Pieces
  • 2 Medium-Sized Green Papaya, Cut into Cubes
  • 1 cup Native Chili Leaves
  • 4 gloves Garlic, Crushed
  • 1 piece Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Thumb-sized Ginger, Stripped
  • 1 liter Water
  • 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Salt, Seasoned to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Pepper
Ingredients for Chicken Tinola
Ingredients for Chicken Tinola | Source

Instructions on How to Cook Filipino Chicken Stew

  1. Heat oil in the casserole. Saute garlic, onion, and ginger. (one at a time)
  2. Add the cut native chicken
  3. Put the soy sauce (for native Chicken), pepper and salt for seasoning - You may not use soy sauce if your not using native chicken.
  4. When the chicken turns golden brown, add the water and let it boil
  5. When the chicken turns golden brown, add the water and let it boil
  6. Add the sliced green papaya and let it boil
  7. When the chicken and papaya is already cooked, put the lemon juice and the chilli leaves.
  8. Add fish sauce to taste
  9. Serve the dish with plain rice

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves six people

From Fat Secret.com

Nutrition Facts
Calories 267
Calories from Fat126
% Daily Value *
Fat 14 g22%
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Protein 29 g58%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Tinolang Manok A Delicious Filipino Recipe
Tinolang Manok A Delicious Filipino Recipe | Source

Important Points To Remember

  1. In sautéing put the garlic first then wait until it is golden brown. Then add the onion. Don’t overcooked or else it will taste bitter.
  2. If you don’t have native chicken, you can also use the chicken which you can buy in the grocery. Instead of sautéing, you can steam it.
  3. If you can’t find green papaya, you can also use sayote or chayote. But preferably use papaya because it is the perfect accompaniment of this dish.
  4. Instead of chilli leaves, you can also use malunggay or horseradish leaves.
  5. You can also add corn and or lemon grass.

How to Cook Tinolang Manok if you don't have Papaya

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    • liesl5858 profile image

      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! it is nice to see other kababayan on hubPages. I thank you for sharing your nice recipe.

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      Aileen Billones 4 years ago from Naga City, Philippines

      Thank you for your kind comments. I'm also glad to see fellow kababayan here in Hub pages. Thanks again for dropping by.

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      It's a very good dish and those who are interested in something different should give it a try.

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      leon01 4 years ago

      enjoyed your recipe, My girlfriend Naomi has posted a few recipes on my hub pages, she is also Fillipino

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      Aileen Billones 4 years ago from Naga City, Philippines

      Thanks Jack Burton for the comment, yes indeed, I love Tinola a lot. It has a distinct taste which I like.

      Leon01 Thanks for the comment. Glad to know that you were able to taste some Filipino dishes. Looking forward to visit your hub to see your gf recipes.

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      GwennyOh 4 years ago from LaLa Land

      This is a very nice looking dish, it sounds lovely. I wish you could come here to make me some so that I can taste it in true, authentic form. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

      Gwen... it is a very simple dish. If you follow the recipe it will be "authentic" enough for virtually everyone.

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      Aileen Billones 4 years ago from Naga City, Philippines

      Thanks GwennyOh for the comment, Jack Burton is right, its easy to prepare. Once you have all the ingredients, you can make an authentic dish too. What makes it unique is the combination of the native chicken, papaya, chili leaves, lemon and ginger, when combined they all contribute to the distinct taste. Hope I am near to you, I will definitely cook for you so you can taste this delicious Filipino recipe. If you have any Filipino Restaurant nearby, you can also try it.

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      GwennyOh 4 years ago from LaLa Land

      Thanks Jack Burton and aylsbillones, I will give it a shot, and if it doesn't go quite right, I will check for a local Filipino restaurant - great suggestion there. I have never thought to see if there are any and it sounds like a great idea too!

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      Aileen Billones 4 years ago from Naga City, Philippines

      Thanks GweenyOh, Hope you can find one. :)

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      I've also tasted this one, but not with papayas though, but with its substitute called chayote (or sayote) which is also very good. Yes I do agree, it's a simple dish, but a good one. :)

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      Aileen Billones 4 years ago from Naga City, Philippines

      Thanks Iguidenetwork for sharing. Sayote is also a good substitute. Hope you can also try Tinola with green papaya. It is really delicious.

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Great work! man,tinola, my favorite diet is not allowed when it is served!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I could have a cup of tinola now. Thanks for sharing my favorite soup. Nice meeting you here;-)

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      kate healey fronda 2 years ago

      ist so verry yummy!!!!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I don't know about the fish sauce, but the rest of the ingredients look good!

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      Jack Burton 2 years ago from The Midwest

      once the fish sauce is properly used and in the dish you can't taste it as a separate ingredient. However, it does add a depth of flavor that is hard to get from anything else. It is comparable to the way the Italians use anchovies to get rich flavor. Do be careful not to have a heavy hand with it if you're not used to it.

      I use fish sauce in all my soups, stews, and chilies now. Very few savory dishes get made without a dash or more of the sauce.

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      Larry Rankin 22 months ago from Oklahoma

      Not a dish I've had, but looks delicious. I'll have to give it a try.

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