Certified Wife Cooked: Tinolang Manok

Since it’s raining this week, my husband requested me to cook him Tinolang Manok.. Masarap nga naman humingop ng mainit na sabaw pag naulan.. So last Saturday, I cooked for Tinolang Manok ala Rackell for the first time, in fairness nagustuhan naman nya.. Haha.


½ kilo chicken, cut into any part of your choice
1 tbs oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbs ginger, peeled and cut into strips
1 cup of chili leaves (you can also use or add malunggay leaves)
1 cup of water
3 green papayas, peeled and sliced
1 chicken cube
1 tbs fish sauce (patis)


  1. Heat oil on a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Saute garlic, ginger and onion
  3. When onion turns glowing, add the chicken pieces.
  4. Add salt, pepper and chicken cube
  5. Cook for about 10-20 minutes stirring occasionally
  6. Add water and fish sauce. Bring to boil. Lower down the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until chicken is half done.
  7. Add the green papayas. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until papayas are cooked.
  8. Remove from heat then add chili leaves or malunggay leave. Wait for about 5 to 10 minutes until the leaves are cooked
  9. Last but not the least, serve it with rice.