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How to Cook Ginisang Sayote with Chicken

Actually I came up with this recipe with one thing in mind, to buy the ingredients on less than 100 pesos.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Vegetable Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken with sayote, ginisang sayote
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 to 2 kilos Sayote or Chayote, about 5 pcs
  • 300 grams Chicken breast sliced
  • 2 pcs tomatoes sliced
  • 1 pc red onion chopped finely
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Fish sauce or patis
  • 2 cubes Knorr chicken broth cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. Cooking oil
  • 1 cup water


How to cook ginisang sayote with chicken:

  • Before peeling the sayote, cut the top about half an inch and allow the sap to flow then rub it with the top you removed from the sayote in a circular motion.
  • A the transparent sap will turn to white, similar to cream of tartar.
  • This procedure will remove the sticky sap so it will not stick to your hands when you peel and slice the sayote.
  • The ingredients are very basic and as you can see on the photos. Sayote, chicken breast, tomatoes, onion, garlic and chicken broth cubes.
  • Peel and slice in half the sayote and remove the seed with a spoon.¬†Thinly slice the sayote, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Now we are ready to cook the ingredients.¬†In a wok, put cooking oil and saute garlic until brown, then onion until cooked, then followed by the tomatoes.
  • When the tomatoes are tender, saute the chicken breast for at least 1 minute then put the fish sauce and cover.
  • Simmer for about 3 minutes and add a little water if the ingredients looks dry.
  • Then put the sayote and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Pour the 1 cup of water and the chicken cubes then simmer until cooked.