Hinalang na Manok or Chicken Hinalang Recipe

September 26, 2012 (Last Updated: July 12, 2016)

How to cook Bohol’s Hinalang na Manok

Hinalang na Manok or Chicken Hinalang Recipe  believed to originate from Bohol province, this super spicy dish is a combination of native chicken cooked in coconut milk with plenty of chili (bird’s eye pepper), mixed with onion, ginger and peppercorns (pamintang bilog).

Chicken Hinalang‘s blend of coconut milk and the spicy taste of Chili’s makes the sauce so delectable that will surely make you eat plenty of rice.  Hinalang na Manok is truly a mouth-watering Filipino food that will surely perk you up.

chicken hinalang

Chicken Hinalang Ingredients

  • 1 whole Native chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium size ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns (Pamintang bilog)
  • 3 Red Hot Chilis (Siling Haba)
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • 1 bundle lemongrass (Tanglad)

Hinalang na Manok Cooking Instructions:

  • Place Native Chicken and lemongrass in a saucepan, add water, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the cup coconut milk and combine all ingredients.
  • Put chopped onion, ginger, pepper and  garlic.
  • Boil the Native chicken for about 30-60 minutes or until done it depends on how old your Native chicken.
  • Add salt to taste and red hot chili then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with lots of rice.


Here’s the Hinalang na Manok Recipe

chicken hinalang recipe

Here’s the ready to serve Chicken Hinalang Recipe

chicken hinalang or hinalang na manok


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    November 21, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Looks delicious I’m gonna try to cook it later?

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    December 5, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I miss this recipe a lot.

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    Katherine H

    April 20, 2013 at 1:49 am

    My mother was Filipino and she made us many of their recipes, but I have not had this before it looks delicious!

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    February 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    This sounds great! WIll have to try when my husband gets home from deployment

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    Victoria Meyers

    January 5, 2013 at 6:48 am

    This looks really good! I don’t know where I’d get fresh lemon grass, but I do have some lemon grass essential oil, can it substitute?

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    (¯`•¸Geca Franco¸•´¯)

    December 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I never heard of chicken hinalang so I chose to click this link. It seems yummy and my family would probably love this so I’ll try to make this for us.
    Thanks for this awesome recipe!

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    Diya Shewakramani

    October 9, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    My new favorite filipino dish It was tooooooooooooo good…am already craving for it…perfect recipe!!!!!!!!

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