Chicken Tinola Recipe

Chicken Tinola Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Category: Soup

Cuisine: Filipino

Yield: 6

Chicken Tinola Recipe

Chicken tinola is an authentic Filipino main dish and best complimented with green papaya wedges (an alternative is chayote) and chili pepper leaves.


  • 1 whole chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 liter rice washing
  • ½ pc small green papaya cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • Hot pepper leaves


  • Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger
  • Put-in the chicken and cook until color turns light brown
  • Add the fish sauce. Stir. Pour rice washing into the cooking pot. Let boil. Cover the pot and simmer for 45 minutes. Note: add water if needed.
  • Add green papaya. Cook for 5 minutes
  • Add the hot pepper leaves or malunggay leaves. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Season with ground black pepper. Note you can also add fish sauce or salt if needed.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


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