Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola is a soup-based dish which is cooked with green papaya cut in wedges, and chili pepper leaves, in broth flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce.  

A common substitutes for chicken is pork, chayote/Sayote instead of papaya, or moringa leaves known as marungay or malunggay, instead of pepper leaves. 

* 1 chicken (1 kilo) 
* 1 whole medium Papaya cut in wedges 3 pieces of Chayote/Sayote 
* 1 onion cut in slice 
* 4 cloves garlic, crushed 
* 2 tbsp. ginger strips 
* 2 tbsp. patis 
* 1 tsp. vetsin (Optional - I preffer not to) 
* 1/2 cup young Pepper leaves or Malunggay 
* Few leaves of Onion leaves (a personal favourite) 

Cooking Procedures: 

- Clean and cut chicken into small serving pieces. 
- Saute' garlic and ginger until brown. Add onion. 
- Then, add chicken. Stir for 3 minutes, pour in the fish sauce.  Cook for another 3 minutes. Cover and let simmer. 
- When chicken is half done, add Papaya or Chayote/Sayote. Cover and simmer until chicken is done. 
- Lastly, add vetsin (optional) Onion leaves and pepper leaves or Malunggay leaves. 
- Let boil for 3 minutes and then serve it hot.

Update:  There is another ingredients that can use instead of Green Papaya, it is Zucchini and you can check it out on this LINK.

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Francine said...

Aloha from Colorado! I visited a nearby Asian market (Pacific Ocean Marketplace in Broomfield) and was surprised to find they had marungay leaves! I bought a bunch yesterday, and spent today plucking the leaves off of the branches. Tomorrow the forecast is for snow, so I am going to make Chicken with Marungay soup. Yum!

Pinoycook said...

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ofw, food...etc. said...

yummy!this is one of our favorite!dito po sa bulacan, we add atsuete at green sili, sarap!!!more power to your site!

Filipino said...

This looks good :) You can also try cooking Chicken Adobo. Many likes that :) You can use this recipe: