Chicken Papaya


Favorite Local Style Chicken Papaya – Tinola

A local favorite Chicken Papaya “Tinola” is enjoyed by many in the islands.

There are different versions to this dish, but here are a few of our favorites. A light and flavorful main or side dish. Enjoy!

Chicken Papaya "Tinola" Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino & Local Style
Recipe type: Main or Side
  • 1 medium green papaya
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, sliced
  • 1½ pounds boneless chicken thighs or chicken parts cut up into pieces
  • ¼ cup patis, fish sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups marungay leaves, cleaned
  1. Peel, skin and remove seeds from green papaya. Then cut into slices or cubes.
  2. Heat oil in large pot and saute onions until translucent, then add garlic and ginger and cook until light brown.
  3. Next, add boneless chicken thighs, patis and cook until slightly brown.
  4. Add 4 cups water and papaya.
  5. Cover pot and simmer over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until green papaya is tender.
  6. Turn off heat when papaya is done, then add marungay leaves and cover for 1-3 minutes.


How to cook Chicken Tinola or Tinolang manok Pinoy recipe.

Filipino Chicken Papaya Soup Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino & Local Style
Recipe type: Soup
  • ½ pound shrimp with shells
  • 1 pound chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small piece of ginger (1-inch), thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 2½ pounds green papayas
  1. Wash shrimps well.
  2. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Heat butter in large saucepan. Saute garlic and ginger with shrimp and chicken.
  4. Add salt and water; cover and simmer until chicken is tender. About 45 minutes.
  5. Peel and cut green papaya into slices, chunks or cubes.
  6. Add to soup and cook until tender.


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