Before starting to cook, marinate the chicken with 1 tbsp soy sauce, a pinch of salt, corn pepper, a little garlic and onions. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
In a pan, sautee the garlic and onions.
When garlic and onions turn a little brown, add the chicken including its marinate sauce and spices.
Saute it for around 2-3 minutes until natural oil of the chicken comes out.
Add 3-4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
Add the green papaya. and bring it to a boil again.
Season the soup with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of sugar. You may substitute the sugar with knorr chicken broth cubes if you want. Adjust the taste to your liking.
Add the lemon grass and taste the chicken meat if it is already tender.
If chicken is done and the soup is already yummy, add the chilli leaves and/or malunggay leaves. Bring it to a boil and it is done.
Transfer it to a soup bowl and serve while it is warm. It is best complimented with rice.