Ginataang Manok with Spinach, Chicken in Coconut Milk with Spinach

Ginataang Manok with Spinach, Chicken in Coconut Milk with Spinach
Ginataang Manok with Spinach, Chicken in Coconut Milk with Spinach is another coconut spinach dish I would like to share. A couple of weeks ago I made a laing style dish using spinach with pork called Pork and Spinach in Coconut Milk, Pinoy Laing Style, today I used chicken but with less quantity of spinach. Cooking is similar to other ginataang dish the chicken is first sutteed with garlic, ginger and onion then stewed with coconut milk.

Ginataang Manok with Spinach

I used baby spinach but any variety of spinach is fine. Actually the best vegetable for this dish is malungay or horse radish leaves, I just substituted it with spinach. The dish has to be stewed till only a thick creamy coconut sauce remain. I used a Lot of chili since I like it really hot but again you may reduce the amount.

Chicken in Coconut Milk with Spinach

If you love guinataang dish then I would recommend that this dish is worth a try. Here is the recipe of my Ginataang Manok with Spinach, Chicken in Coconut Milk with Spinach.


1/2 kilo chicken bone in, cut to serving pieces
1 can (400ml) coconut milk
300 grams baby spinach
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 thumb size ginger, cut into thin strips
1 medium size onion, chopped
2-3 pieces red and green chili, sliced
1/8 tsp. cracked peppercorns
1/4 cup fish sauce
salt to taste
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Ginataang Manok with Spinach - Cooking Procedure

In a sauce pan saute garlic, ginger and onion until fragrant. Add in the chicken, peppercorns and fish sauce, stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add in 1/2 cup of water and the coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer at moderate heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to about half, and stirring occasionally. Now add the spinach and chili, continue to cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the sauce consistency is further reduced to a thick creamy consistency, correct saltiness if required. Serve with a lot of rice.


  1. ok po ba na coconut milk instead of coconut cream?

  2. First Time to cook this and my entire family loved it. I have another order this morning from my husband to make it. Thanks for the recipe and keep cooking!


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