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Creamy Tinolang Manok or Chicken Tinola served in a bowl with sayote or papaya, green vegetables, and chili

A 4-Step Spicy and Creamy Tinolang Manok Recipe

Nothing quite warms the heart the way Tinolang Manok does. Inside the bowl, you can taste the warm ginger-based broth, tender chicken, and a slight kick from the sili. It’s the ultimate comfort food that Pinoys make whenever they’re missing home. Moms who are trying to feed their children more vegetable also pick Chicken Tinola recipe as a quick and easy meal, with malunggay and sayote for added nutritions.

It’s true, the classic Tinolang Manok recipe is without flaws. But it can get borring real fast if you keep making the same light soup with chicken as the main protein. Even so, see this beloved Filipino Chicken Soup as a blank canvas which allows you to be more daring in the kitchen. Let’s add a little pizazz to it, shall we? Have a go with our Spicy Tinolang Manok recipe. It adds just the right amount of heat and creaminess to the good ol’ Chicken Tinola, thanks to Knorr Ginataang Gulay Recipe Mix.

Here’s all you need to make our modern take on Tinolang Manok.  

Tinolang Manok Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ kg chicken, cut into serving pcs.
  • 1 pc onion, quartered
  • 1 (2 inch) pc ginger, sliced
  • 1 pc sayote or ¼ pc papaya, cut into wedges
  • 33 g (1 pack) Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix, dissolved in 3 cups of water
  • 1 pc Knorr Chicken Cubes
  • 1/2 pc siling labuyo, chopped
  • ½ bunch dahon ng sili


Step 1

Begin by setting your fire on high heat and get your pan ready. Pour a little bit of oil and throw the onion and half of the ginger. Cook this for 2 minutes before adding the chicken. Continue to cook the chicken until brown.

Step 2

Add in the sayote and pour the dissolved Knorr Ginataang Gulay Recipe Mix and the remaining half of the ginger. Let this simmer for 2 minutes before adding the Knorr Chicken Cubes. Cook this over low heat until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through. Add the siling labuyo.

Step 3

Top the Tinola with dahon ng sili and allow to cook further for another minute before serving.

Step 4

Wait until your family tastes this Spicy and Creamy Chicken Tinola. This will definitely awaken their tastebuds!

With its spicy and creamy twist, this recipe will make your Tinolang Manok the toast of the table with your family! Plus, it’s easy to prepare with affordable ingredients. You can serve the dish with steaming white rice and fish sauce on the side to add a more savory, umami kick. It’s perfect for rainy days or when you need extra comfort in your food. Enjoy more of our Filipino comfort food recipes, such as Chicken Arroz Caldo, Chicken Adobo, and Beef Bulalo

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