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Sinampalukang Manok

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Sinampalukang Manok is a sour soup dish made out of chicken, vegetables, tamarind and tamarind leaves, nearly similar to original sinigang except for the use of chicken and tamarind leaves.


  • 1 kg chicken legs and/or thighs
  • 1 packed cup tamarind leaves
  • 2 stalks lemon grass, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 packet sinigang mix or 400 g tamarind
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 pcs long green chillies
  • fish sauce
  • water
  • oil


  1. In a wok add oil then brown chicken pieces on all sides.  Remove from wok then set it aside.
  2. In a pot add oil then saute garlic and onions.
  3. Add the brownen chicken, tomatoes, tamarind leaves and lemon grass. If using tamarind place it on a muslin cloth and tie the ends add it to the pot; pour enough water to cover the chicken. Bring to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Add the sinigang mix or if using tamarind extract all the juice by wringing the muslin cloth multiple times into the broth.
  5. Add the green chillies then simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Turn heat off, season with fish sauce if needed then serve.