A soup of chicken, ginger and green papaya. This is the way my mother used to make it. If you're not familiar with using fish sauce in your cooking, then use it sparingly to begin with. You can always add more later when eating if you haven't added enough. If you don't have green papaya, you may also use zucchini or chayote.
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- 3 lbs chicken (drumstick, breast, leg quarters, or whatever you happen to have on hand)
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated (or powder if you don't have fresh)
- 3 garlic cloves, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
- 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 5 cups water
- 1 medium papaya, pared, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2-3 cups)
- 1/2 lb spinach or 1/2 lb pepper leaves
- 1Boil the chicken in water (in appropriate size pan) until cooked through. Take the chicken off the bone and set aside the broth.
- 2In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
- 3Saute garlic, onion and garlic for about 2 minutes.
- 4Add the chicken and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes. You may add more oil to help prevent the chicken from sticking to the bottom of the pan if you wish.
- 5Season with fish sauce and salt.
- 6Add chicken stock and papaya, then bring to a boil.
- 7Add spinach. If it seems a bit bland, add more salt or fish sauce to taste. Cover and remove from heat.
- 8Let it stand 5 minutes to let the spinach cook from the soup's heat.
- 9Serve with rice.
Nutritional Facts for Tinola
Serving Size: 1 (623 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 538.2
- Calories from Fat 314
- Total Fat 34.9 g
- Saturated Fat 9.4 g
- Cholesterol 155.2 mg
- Sodium 1475.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
- Sugars 6.3 g
- Protein 41.5 g