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Easy Chicken Recipe - Sinampalukang Manok

Updated on November 7, 2012

Sinampalukang Manok: Sour Chicken Stew

Are you looking for a delicious stew to sip and eat during this cold, rainy season? Well, here is the answer to that – the sinampalukang manok.

Sinampalukang manok is actually a sour stew dish which is usually made of the combination of chicken meat, tamarind seeds and some selected vegetables such as water spinach/ kangkong, eggplant and other vegetables. This is a type of soup which can be considered as a variant of sinigang, a famous sour soup of the Philippines, but the only difference is that it uses chicken meat as the main ingredient. So here below is a recipe on how to cook and prepare the sinampalukang manok.

You will need:

1 tablespoon garlic (chopped)

2 tablespoon cooking oil

2 tablespoon ginger (sliced)

2 tablespoon onions (chopped)

1 kilogram native chicken (cut into desired slices)

2 pieces chicken bouillon cubes

5 pieces chilli pepper/ siling haba

1 ½ liters water

1 cup eggplant (chopped)

2 cups tamarind/ sampalok

1 bundle water spinach/ kangkong (sliced)



Here’s how to cook:

Pour some cooking oil into a frying pan. Fire should be set into medium heat.

When the oil is already hot, sauté garlic, onion and ginger for 2 minutes.

Add the native chicken and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Pour in some water, bouillon cubes and tamarind then let it boil for a few minutes.

Remove the tamarind and squeeze it to extract excess juice them simmer again for 15 minutes.

Add the eggplant, water spinach and chilli pepper then let it boil again.

When it is already cooked, pour pepper and salt.

Turn off the heat and it’s now ready to serve!


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