This is a Visayan chicken dish. Most dish from that region has coconut milk in their cooking. Actually it is ginataang manok or chicken stew with coconut milk known in most part of Luzon.
1 chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 tablespoon ginger, crushed
1 small green papaya, peeled and sliced into 2 inch slices
2 cups thin coconut milk
1 cup sili leaves
How to cook halang halang:
- In a large casserole, put together chicken, ginger.
- Put in enough water just to cover chicken.
- Simmer over low fire, when chicken is almost tender, add papaya.
- When papaya is cooked, pour in the coconut milk, add siling labuyo, silk leaves and season with salt and pepper.
- Makes 6 portions.