Chicken Tinola with Malunggay Recipe
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Tinolang Manok with Malunggay Recipe

This delicious Filipino soup called Chicken Tinola or Tinolang Manok combines chicken, green papaya, chili, and malunggay (moringga) in a savory broth.  Try our version, you will love it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Chicken recipes, Chicken Tinola, Filipino Soup, Tinolang Manok
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Ed Joven


  • 1 kilo Chicken legs choice cuts
  • 1 small young papaya cut into small pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons ginger crushed and sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup Malunggay leaves you can also use chili leaves
  • 1 liter of water
  • 3 siling haba (chili)
  • 1 to 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
  • 1 Chicken broth cube


  • In a casserole, heat oil and saute' garlic, onion, tomatoes and ginger.
  • When the tomatoes are cooked, fry chicken until slightly brown.
  • Add water and lemongrass.
  • Bring to a boil, then Add papaya.
  • Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  • Add Siling Haba (chili) and chicken cube then, continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until papaya softens but not overcooked.
  • Season with patis or salt.
  • Add Malunggay leaves then, simmer for additional 2 minutes then, turn off the heat.
  • Serve steaming hot with plain rice.



Serving: 2cups | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1363mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 3.9g | Vitamin A: 9950IU | Vitamin C: 106.4mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 3.6mg