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Chicken Halang Halang

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Chicken Halang Halang is a Filipino dish which is basically a mash up between Chicken Tinola (Chicken Ginger Soup) and Ginataang Manok (Chicken Curry)


  • 1 kg chicken legs and/or thighs
  • 1 small size green papaya, sliced
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced thinly
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 pcs green chillies
  • handful chilli leaves
  • 2 stalks lemon grass
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt or fish sauce
  • oil


  1. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic, onion and ginger.
  2. Add chicken then lightly brown them on all sides.
  3. Add chicken stock, lemongrass, green chilli and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer in low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut milk and papaya and cook for 10 minutes or until papaya is tender.
  5. Add the chilli leaves and simmer for 3 more minutes.
  6. Season with salt/fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper