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Chicken Tinola Recipe (Tinolang Manok with Papaya and Chilli Leaves)

Chicken Tinola is a delicious soup that is perfect for lunch or dinner. It is so filling and comforting.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken Tinola Recipe, Mom Food Blog, Tinolang Manok na may Dahon ng Sili, Tinolang Manok Recipe
Servings: 4 people
Cost: $2


  • Cooking Pot


  • 1/2 kg Sliced chicken
  • 1 cup Chilli leaves
  • 1 pc Green Papaya medium size, chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 pc Onion medium size, chopped
  • 1 pc Ginger medium size, minced
  • 8 pcs Corn Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce


  • 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.