Chicken Papaya

Easy Chicken Papaya Soup

Delicious big bowl of chicken papaya soup. A local style Filipino (Tinola) recipe.

There are different versions to this dish, but here’s a simple and tasty favorite. Enjoy!

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Chicken Papaya "Tinola" Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino Local Style
Recipe type: Main or Side Dish
  • 1 medium green papaya
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1½-inch ginger, crushed and sliced
  • 1 to 1½ pounds chicken legs or chicken parts, skin on with bones
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup patis, (fish sauce)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups marungay leaves, spinach or watercress
  1. Peel papaya, cut in half and remove seeds and slice; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large pot and add garlic and ginger and cook until light brown.
  3. Next, add chicken and cook until lightly brown. Add onions and cook until translucent.
  4. Add patis, water and papaya.
  5. Cover pot and simmer on low heat for about 1 to 2 hours, or until chicken is very tender.
  6. Turn off heat and add marungay, spinach or watercress.
Don't worry if your papaya appears to be green and hard, but when you cut in open it may still be a light orange color. The soup is still delicious.


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