Filipino Chicken Binakol Recipe Video

Chicken Binakol is a delicious chicken soup dish. It is similar to Chicken Tinola, although the use of of coconut meat and coconut water makes this dish unique. Traditional methods of cooking Chicken Binakol requires native chicken simmered for several hours. The meat of native chicken is tougher than regular dressed chicken, but it has more flavor. Simmering native chicken longer makes the meat tender and releases all the flavors.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Whole chicken2 Pound, cut into serving pieces
 Young coconut water3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Young coconut meat1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Chicken broth2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Fish sauce2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Green papaya1 Small, wedged
 Hot pepper leaves1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Lemon grass stalks4 , cut in 1 inch length and pounded
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Ginger1 Tablespoon, chopped (About 1 Knob)
 Garlic cloves4 , minced
 Ground black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
 Cooking oil3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 943 Calories from Fat 520

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g90%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 170.1 mg56.7%

Sodium 1398.2 mg58.3%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21.1%

Dietary Fiber 26.3 g105.3%

Sugars 16.4 g

Protein 56 g111.6%

Vitamin A 647.9% Vitamin C 133.6%

Calcium 21.1% Iron 96.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat a cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil.

2. Saute garlic when the oil is hot.

3. Put-in onions, ginger, and lemon grass, and then cook for 1 minute.

4. Add the chicken. Stir and cook until the color turns light brown (about 3 to 5 minutes)

5. Add ground black pepper and fish sauce. Stir.

6. Put-in the young coconut meat, young coconut water, and chicken broth. Allow to boil, and then simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

7. Add the green papaya. Cook for 5 minutes.

8. Put-in the hot pepper leaves and cook for a minute more.

9. Turn the heat off, and then transfer to a serving bowl.

10. Serve with steamed rice.

11. Share and enjoy!

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This video is in Filipino.