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Tinolang Manok with Papaya and Malunggay

Tinolang Manok (Chicken tinola) is a classic Filipino chicken soup traditionally served with papaya, malunggya, or hot pepper leaves.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Chicken Tinola, Tinola, Tinolang Manok
Servings: 5
Cost: Php 300


  • Cooking pot


  • Malunggay leaves aka moringga (removed from stalks)
  • 1 medium-sized green papaya (peeled and wedged)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium-sized ginger (julienned)
  • 1/2 kilo chicken (tinola cut)
  • pepper
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 1 Knorr chicken broth cubes
  • 2 tbsp canola oil (or Extra Virgin Olive oil)


  • Saute the garlic, onion, and ginger in oil.
  • Add the chicken and saute until the meat is white on all sides.
  • Add water and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and cooked.
  • Add patis (fish sauce) and Knorr chicken broth cubes. Mix well.
  • Gently put the green papaya slices and stir. Cover for around 5 minutes or until the papaya is tender.
  • Finally, add the malunggay leaves and mix well. Let cook for about a minute.