Tuesday, April 3, 2012

TINOLANG MANOK (or Chicken Tinola)


Considered one of the comfort foods of our family.  We can have this dish anytime, aside from being easy to prepare, the soup just warms you up and brings back childhood memories. 

½ kilo Chicken. Cut into serving pieces
2 tbsp. Cooking Oil
1 tbsp. Crushed Garlic
2 Medium onions, diced
Few Slices of Ginger
3 tbsp. Fish Sauce
2-3 cups Hugas Bigas  (2nd washing of rice or  water obtained from washing rice grains and used as broth base for sinigang or tinola)
2 pcs. Finger Chili (siling haba)
2 cups , Sayote, cut into smaller wedges
1 Bunch of Chili leaves, pick the leaves only
Salt and pepper

Heat cooking oil in a pan, sauté garlic, then onion, when transparent, add the ginger, then the chicken, when the chicken starts to brown around the edges, add the patis, mix well and cover the pan and let it simmer on low fire for 10-15 minutes (if it seems too dry, add about 2 tbsp of water), then add the hugas bigas, let it simmer for 10 minutes, then add the sayote wedges. Simmer gently, covered, until fork tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed. Turn off the heat and add the chili leaves, cover the pan again and leave for 5 to 10 minutes till the leaves are wilted. Serve with hot rice and have a great meal!
Note :  You can substitute the Chicken with any Pork parts you prefer, like spareribs or liempo. 
             Instead of using  Chili leaves, you can use malunggay leaves.

             Use green papaya instead of the sayote

Update :  Considered  as one of the 10 Healthy-Yummy Pinoy Dishes -  read article here ---  10 healthy yet yummy Pinoy dishes

1 comment:

apple said...

perfect!!!! :) thanks