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How to cook: Tinolang Manok


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A little food history:
Tinolang Manok
(Chicken Ginger Stew) is considered as a Filipino comfort food. Tinola in Tagalog or Cebuano or la uya in Ilocano is a soup-based dish served as an appetizer or main entrée in the Philippines.

How to cook:
What you need:
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)

Cooking Instructions:
Estimated cooking time: 45 mins.

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.

Enjoy! Kainan na!!


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