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Tinolang Manok
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5 from 2 votes

How to Cook Tinolang Manok (Chicken Stew in Papaya)

Tinolang manok is one of the most popular Filipino chicken dish. Not only it is delicious, it is also simple to cook.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken soup with papaya, tinolang manok
Servings: 5 to 6 servings
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 1/2 kilo dressed chicken cut up
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh ginger cut in strips
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 medium-sized onion sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. patis
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 5 cup water
  • 2 cup pared sliced unripe papaya
  • 200 grams spinach or sili leaves


    How to cook Tinolang Manok:

    • In medium size saucepan, heat oil over medium heat sauté ginger, garlic, and onion for 1 minute.
    • Add chicken and sauté until chicken colors slightly. Season with patis and salt.
    • Add water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
    • Add papaya. Cook for 5 minutes or until papaya is tender.
    • Add sili leaves (or spinach), cover and remove from heat Let stand for 5 minutes.
    • Serve hot. Good for 5 to 6 persons.