Filipino Chicken Stew Recipe Video

Tinola is a ginger and onion based soup with chicken as the usual main ingredient. This is an authentic Filipino main dish and best complimented with green papaya wedges (an alternative is chayote) and chili pepper leaves. As a traditional dish, the chicken is usually cooked in low heat for quite some time to bring out the natural flavor. This dish is best served during cold and rainy weather because of the warming effect of the soup.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Rice36 Ounce, washing
 Hot pepper leaves4
 Whole chicken1 , cut into serving pieces
 Rice36 Ounce, washed
 Green papaya1⁄2 , cut into wedges
 Garlic1 Tablespoon, minced
 Onion1 Medium, chopped
 Ginger1 , cut into strips
 Fish sauce2 Tablespoon
 Hot pepper1 Teaspoon


1. Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger
2. Put-in the chicken and cook until color turns light brown
3. Add the fish sauce and mix well
4. Pour-in the rice washing and put to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes.
5. Add the green papaya wedges and simmer for 5 minutes
6. Add the hot pepper leaves
7. Add salt and pepper to taste
8. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Editors Review

This video is in Filipino.



Rick Beyers says :

Thank you for helping me . This video was an inspiration toward my learning how to cook Filipino style cooking. I wish you all the best and good health. Your new friend.
Posted on: 2 February 2010 - 11:40am