Chicken Tinola Recipe

February 18, 2013
(Last Updated On: July 10, 2016)

How to cook Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola Recipe is a nutritious dish and one of the authentic Filipino recipes and it is one of a kind among Asian dishes. It is simmered for quite a time to bring out the natural flavors of chicken, ginger and other ingredients. Eventually, this gives off a pleasant aroma that dominates one’s senses.

Chicken Tinola is best served with rice during cold and rainy seasons. It eventually becomes a highlight since it provides a warming effect. More so, the soup of Chicken Tinola Recipe is a good and delightful option for sick individuals. It contains the essential nutrients that the body needs during the recuperation process.

In this recipe we added tomatoes in sauteing the chicken, this process will seal-in the taste of the chicken making it more delicious. Give it a try you will surely love it.  We also another version of this delicious soup, the Tinolang Manok with Malunggay Recipe.

chicken tinola or tinolang manok recipe

Chicken Tinola Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo Chicken drumstick choice cuts
  • 1 small young papaya, cut into small pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, crushed and sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup Chili leaves
  • 1 liter of water
  • 3 siling haba ( chili )
  • 1-2 stalk lemongrass
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 pieces of tomatoes small sized, sliced ( optional )
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)

Chicken Tinola Cooking Instructions:

  • In a large pan, heat oil and saute’ garlic, onion, tomatoes, chicken and ginger.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked add water and lemongrass.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is almost done.
  • Season with patis or salt.
  • Add papaya and Siling Haba ( chili ) and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until papaya softens but not overcooked.
  • Add Chilli leaves then turn off the heat.
  • Serve steaming hot with plain rice.

Here’s the delicious Chicken Tinola recipe

chicken tinola or tinolang manok recipe

Chicken Tinola Recipe is best served with rice during cold and rainy seasons.

chicken tinola or tinolang manok


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    Lynne B

    October 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I love Chicken Tinola but I’ve never used lemongrass before, just lots of ginger.

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    June 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Wow, this looks great! I’ve been wanting to try new Filipino food since I was exposed to Filipino lumpia a few months back. So glad I found your site 🙂

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    Lorayne Gothard

    May 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Thank you for all the great recipes. I didn’t know you had so many on your site. I will start trying to make them!!

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    Amanda Rodriguez

    May 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

    WOW! This looks great, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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