chicken tinola recipe

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Hey guys! Here’s a little update on what’s been going on in my life recently, vlog-style! Let me know what other recipes you wanna see through twitter, FB, or Instagram– I see all your comments and love hearing from you guys.

But here I’m going to show you a recipe that almost every Filipino knows: TINOLA. A nice, warm bowl of tinola is the perfect thing after a long day or a tough workout, and it’s super simple to make. It’s got all the veg, protein, and flavor in one pot: super easy, super delicious. Try it out! 

Chicken Tinola Recipe

Chicken Tinola Recipe


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp sliced ginger
  • 4 lemongrass stalks
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 medium sized Half Ripe Papaya
  • 2 handfuls malunggay leaves
  • 2 handfuls chili leaves
  • 4 green chilies
  • enough hot water to cover chicken
  • 3 tbsp sliced scallions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. 1 Fry chicken on both sides until golden brown, season well with salt and pepper.
  2. 2 Remove the chicken, keep the oil in, add in the ginger, garlic and lemongrass for 5 mins.
  3. 3 Toss the chicken back in. Mix and cover with hot water.
  4. 4 Simmer for 20mins. Season with fish sauce.
  5. 5 Add in the papaya, simmer for an additional 15 mins. Toss in the leaves.
  6. 6 Serve and top with scallions.
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