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Tinolang Manok sa Gata

This is a recipe for Tinolang Manok sa Gata
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 cup malunggay
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 small unripe papaya sliced into wedges
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 3 thumbs ginger julienne
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 pieces Thai or birds eye chili
  • 1 Knorr chicken cube
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce patis
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  • Saute garlic, onion, and ginger. Continue to cook for 3 minutes or until the onion starts to get soft.
  • Add the chicken. Stir fry until it turns light brown.
  • Pour the coconut milk into the pot. Let boil.
  • Add ground black pepper and chili pepper. Cover and cook in low heat for 35 minutes or until the chicken gets tender.
  • Add papaya. Cover and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Pour water into the pot. Let it boil.
  • Add the chicken cube. Stir. Cover and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the malunggay and fish sauce (patis). Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g