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Pinatisang Manok 1

Pinatisang Manok

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pinatisang Manok is a type of chicken soup dish more closely resembling Tinola but with less ginger and having a strong fish sauce taste.


  • 1 kg free range chicken thighs and legs
  • 1 litre rice wash (water used in rinsing rice)
  • 1 bunch spinach leaves, malunggay leaves or watercress
  • 1 bunch chilli leaves or capsicum leaves
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • fish sauce
  • ground black pepper
  • chopped spring onions, to garnish
  • oil


  1. In a non-reactive bowl marinate chicken in 4 tbsp fish sauce for 15 minutes.
  2. In a pot heat oil then add chicken, pan fry for 2 minutes on each side in high heat. Remove chicken then set it aside.
  3. And sauté garlic, onions and ginger. Cook until onions are soft.
  4. Add rice wash and chicken bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour, if you are not using free range 35 minutes would be enough.
  5. Add chilli leaves and spinach leaves/malunggay, cover and simmer for 1 more minute.
  6. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground pepper then garnish with spring onions.