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Tinolang Manok Recipe
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Classic Tinolang Manok Recipe

This is a recipe for Classic Tinolang Manok. It is also known as Filipino Chicken Tinola
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 cup malunggay leaves
  • 1 cup hot pepper leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece unripe papaya wedged
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 piece Knorr chicken cube
  • 1 piece onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 3 thumbs ginger julienne
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce patis
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Heat oil in a pot.
  • Sauté garlic, onion, and ginger. Add the ground black pepper.
  • When the onion starts to get soft, add the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes or until it turns light brown.
  • Pour the water. Let boil. Cover and then set the heat to low. Boil for 40 minutes.
  • Scoop and discard the scums and oil on the soup.
  • Add the Knorr chicken cube and chayote or papaya. Stir. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Put the malunggay and hot pepper leaves in the pot and pour the fish sauce in. Continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g | Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 113.1mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2.4mg