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Chicken Tinola Recipe

Chicken pieces with green papaya and healthy malunggay leaves cooked in broth with ginger. Enjoy it while its hot with white rice and a sauce of fish sauce and chili pepper on the side. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
Keyword: chicken tinola, tinola recipe, tinolang manok
Servings: 6
Calories: 21kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 whole chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 36 ounces rice washing
  • 1/2 piece green papaya cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup Hot pepper leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger
  • Put-in the chicken and cook until color turns light brown
  • Add the fish sauce. Stir. Pour rice washing into the cooking pot. Let boil. Cover the pot and simmer for 45 minutes. Note: add water if needed.
  • Add green papaya. Cook for 5 minutes
  • Add the hot pepper leaves or malunggay leaves. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Season with ground black pepper. Note you can also add fish sauce or salt if needed.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1192mg | Potassium: 119mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.3mg