Pinatisang Manok Recipe Video

Pinatisang Manok or chicken cooked in fish sauce is a simple chicken dish that resembles Chicken Tinola in some way. This is one of the traditional Filipino dishes that grand parents enjoyed during their time.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4


 Chicken1 Pound, cut
 Spinach or chili/Hot pepper leaves1 Bunch (100 gm)
 Fish sauce3 Tablespoon
 Ginger1 Small, julienned
 Chicken broth2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Bacon fat2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 302 Calories from Fat 182

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.1%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 83.1 mg

Sodium 1276.2 mg53.2%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.78 g3.1%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 25 g50%

Vitamin A 49.2% Vitamin C 12.7%

Calcium 4.4% Iron 9.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat a cooking pot and add bacon fat.
2. Sauté ginger for 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Add chicken and cook until outer part turns brown.
4. Pour-in fish sauce and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
5. Pour the chicken broth and increase the heat to medium. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
6. Add spinach and cook for few seconds.
7. Turn off heat and cover for at least 2 minutes to further cook the spinach.

8. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.