Tinolang Manok sa Patola

Tinolang Manok sa Patola
Tinolang Manok sa Patola. Tinola is one of popular comport food to Pinoy, there is no better chicken soup dish than the tinola. Every Pinoy knows how a chicken tinola is cooked, for the benefit of some readers that may not know how to cook it I just go write a little description on how tinola is prepared. The chicken are cut into serving pieces bone in and sautéed with a lot of ginger, onion and garlic and of course fish sauce, before adding water and simmered usually with papaya then spiced up with chili leaves. Besides papaya other similar vegetables like sayote and upo are used.

Tinolang Manok sa Patola Recipe

In Ilocos they like it a bit bitter so instead of papaya they prefer to cooke it with ampalaya and even adding some leaves. Malungay leaves are also goes well with tinola. For today I used patola, this is not a new combination as said it is used as substitute with papaya. Here is the recipe of Tinolang Manok sa Patola.


1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces, bone in
1 medium size patola, cut same size with the chicken
2 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
3-5 pcs. siling haba
1 bundle dahon ng sili, chili tops (or young spinach leaves)
1 tbsps. peppercorns
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 tsp. sugar
cooking oil

Tinolang Manok sa Patola - Cooking Procedure

Cooking procedure:

In a large sauce pan sauté garlic, onion and ginger until fragrant, add in the chicken and stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the fish sauce and stir cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in 4 to 6 cups of water, add in the peppercorns bring to boil and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Then add in the sugar, siling haba and patola, simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes or until patola are just cooked. Correct saltiness if required, add in the dahon ng sili and cook for another 1 minute. Serve hot.

See other chicken tinola recipe:

Tinolang Manok sa Ampalaya
Tinolang Manok sa Papaya
Chicken with Ampalaya Tendrils and Sotanghon
Chicken Binakol
Chicken Halang Halang


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