This Tinolang Manok is packed with healthy ingredient and it is today's delight.

Tinolang Manok

Tinolang Manok is a classic Filipino chicken soup and one of the easiest and quickest soup to make.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 407kcal


  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ thumb-sized ginger julienne
  • 1 ½ pound chicken thigh cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large chayote peeled, sliced and remove seed
  • 2 to 3 cups baby spinach
  • salt or fish sauce to taste


  • In a pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Saute onion until soft and translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook until golden.
  • Add ginger. Cook until golden and fragrant.
  • Toss-in chicken pieces. Cover and simmer for a few minutes until it renders chicken juice. Note: I like to cook the chicken skin until both sides are golden.
  • Stir-in fish sauce. Simmer for another minute.
  • Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat once it starts boiling and cover pot until chicken meat is tender.
  • Toss-in chayote and cook for 4 minutes. Use a fork to check if chayote is already soft.
  • Season with salt or fish sauce, if needed.
  • Add spinach and cook until slightly wilted.
  • Turn off heat and serve hot.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3650IU | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2.4mg