Tinolang Manok with Malunggay

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Tinolang Manok is healthy and nutritious Filipino dish.

The natural tastes of chicken, ginger, garlic, onion, chayote or green papaya, and green foliage like chili leaves or malunggay (moringa) leaves are brought out by simmering them for a period of time. After that, adding lemongrass complements the ginger taste of the soup and adds a delightful fresh aroma to the dish. Tinolang manok is a dish that can be served as an appetizer, main dish, or comfort food. Above all, this is best served with warm rice on rainy days or throughout the cold season.

tinolang manok with malunggay

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Tinolang Manok with Malunggay

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 25 min Cook Time 50 min Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 380
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Tinolang Manok or Chicken Tinola, is a chicken dish made by sautéing garlic, onions, and ginger, then adding mixed cut chicken pieces and turning them light brown. Add water and chicken broth cubes and simmer. Malunggay (moringa) leaves or Dahon ng Sili are added, as well as sliced Sayote (Chayote). To impart a salty or tasty flavor, long green chili, salt, or fish sauce are also added. Tinolang Manok recipe is best to eat with warm rice.



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  1. Preheat cooking oil in a pot. Sauté minced garlic and sliced onion and sliced ginger.

  2. Put chicken meat over sautéed spices. Season with salt, mix and cook for a few minutes over low heat.

  3. Add water and lemon grass. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes over low heat.

  4. Remove extra oil and scum, then add chicken broth cubes, roughly cut sayote and pepper powder. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until cooked over low heat.

  5. Add fish sauce, green long chili and malunggay (moringa) leaves. Cover again and continue cooking over medium heat until vegetables are cooked.

  6. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve while still warm. Enjoy eating!

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 380kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.7g17%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 500mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 9.6g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugars 3.9g
Protein 56.9g114%

Calcium 3 mg
Iron 15 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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