Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chicken Tinola (My style)

Chicken tinola is an original Filipino chicken dish with  horse radish (malunggay) and green papaya, but here in my place there is no malunggay and green papaya is very difficult to find in the market so I just replaced these 2 with cilantro leaves and chayote (sayote). Here is my style of chicken tinola.

1/2 kilo chicken
3 tablespoons ginger strips
3 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1 cup slice cilantro or coriander
1 chayote
spring onion
6 cups rice washing or plain water
salt and pepper to taste


1. Saute the garlic, ginger and onion, add the chicken and braise for few minutes.
2. Put salt and pepper then simmer for few minutes
3. Add the rice washing and bring to a boil until the chicken meat is cook.
4. Add the chayote then simmer until tender.
5. Add the cilantro leaves then turn off the heat.
6. Serve it hot.


  1. This is one of the dishes that I love to cook myself especially during cold/rainy days!

  2. do you have your own style of cooking it?

  3. Nope, the same with yours. Only I love using spinach leaves on it (and I do not like using papaya instead of chayote hehe)! Yummy


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