Tinolang Manok (Chicken Ginger With Green Papaya)

Recipe by Maria Flor Monteroy

This is very famous in the Philippines. It mostly cooks during lunch time. This recipe is also from the book of "Filipino Entertaining". I often cook it in the Philippines. This soup can be poured over the rice.

Top Review by rosepetalsthree

Thank you so much for adding this recipe. It's one of my favorites and even though it's pretty simple, I'd forgotten how to make it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Saute ginger, garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Add chicken and saute until chicken colors slightly, about 10 minutes. Season with patis and salt. Add water and papaya; bring to a boil.
  2. Lower heat andsimmer 30 minutes or until chicken and papaya are tender (unripe papaya has papain which helps tenderize meat and aids in digestion). Add pepper leaves; taste and correct seasoning. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes to allow pepper leaves to cook from soup's heat.
  3. Zucchini or chayote may be used instead of green papaya.

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