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Chicken Tinola

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 2 ts Cooking oil
  • 4 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 ts Ginger, cut in strips
  • 1/2 c Onion, chopped
  • 1 kg Stewing chicken, cut into
  • -serving pcs
  • 1 tb Patis, * see note
  • 10 c Rice water, ** see note
  • 1 sm Green papaya, sliced 1/3"
  • -thick
  • 1 c Pepper leaves
  • 1 ts Salt


* fish sauce

** liquid used to wash rice - or vegetable stock.

1. Fry the garlic in hot cooking oil until brown. Add ginger and chopped
onions. Cook until soft.

2. Drop in chicken. Season with patis (fish sauce). Cover and simmer for

3. Add the rice water, simmer until chicken is tender.

4. Add sliced papaya and cook until papaya is tender.

5. Just before removing from the fire, season with salt and vetsin. Add
pepper leaves.

Serve hot, with steamed rice.

NOTES : This is traditional Philippino chicken soup is a meal in itself. My
wife makes it all the time... wonderful for those cool winter nights.

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