Tinolang Manok

This is a traditional chicken recipe that every filipino household cooks. I am sharing it to everyone because this is fast and easy to make. When you are in a hurry or when the weather is cold this recipe is the best. You can even cook it beforehand and then just reheat it whenever you feel like eating.

Tinolang Manok Ingredients:

1 kilo whole chicken, cut into pieces.
1 small young papaya or sayote, cut into small pieces.
2 tablespoons ginger, crushed and slliced into strips
1/2 cup dahon ng sili (chili leaves) or mallunggay leaves
1 liter of water
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 red onion, diced
4 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)
Tinolang Manok Cooking Instructions:

In a stock pot, heat oil and sauté garlic, onion and ginger.
Add water and the chicken.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is almost done.
Season with patis
Add papaya and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until papaya softens but not overcooked.
Add sili leaves then turn off the heat.
Serve steaming hot on a bowl with plain rice on the side.

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