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Filipino Ginataang Manok

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Ginataang Manok means chicken stewed in coconut milk. This is a simple Filipino dish wherein chicken is saut̩ed in garlic, onion, and ginger then stewed in coconut milk. A more traditional approach requires native hen (usually grown in the backyard). It is much tastier compared to broiler chickens and adds more flavor to the dish. As many might have noticed, coconut milk plays a huge part in Filipino cuisine. Different Filipino or Pinoy recipes require the use of coconut milk and coconut juice. I think that this is a good thing because we are making the most out of what is abundant to us but let۪s keep in mind that there are some people that still need to develop their taste buds for these types of dishes. Don۪t be afraid to try if you are one of those people. It just takes a few baby steps to get there; it۪s time to experience the great taste that you are missing.
  Chicken 2 Pound, cut into serving pieces
  Coconut milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Spinach 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm)
  Garlic 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Onion 1 Large, sliced
  Ginger 2 Tablespoon, julienned
  Green papaya 8 Ounce, wedged
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green chili 1 (Long Piece)
  Thai chili/Siling labuyo if available 4 , chopped
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1. Heat the cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil.
2. Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger.
3. Add the chicken and cook until the color of the outer part turns light brown.
4. Pour-in the coconut milk while stirring and bring to a boil.
5. Sprinkle some paprika then simmer for 30 minutes of until the chicken is tender and the coconut milk becomes thick.
6. Add the long green chili and Thai chili then simmer for 5 minutes
7. Add the green papaya then simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
8. Put-in the spinach, salt, and pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
9. Turn-off the heat then transfer the cooked chicken to a serving plate
10. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Filipino Chicken Stewed in Coconut Milk
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 872 Calories from Fat 561

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 65 g99.4%

Saturated Fat 35.9 g179.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 152 mg50.7%

Sodium 382 mg15.9%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.5%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.2%

Sugars 11.8 g

Protein 51 g102.5%

Vitamin A 47.6% Vitamin C 95.3%

Calcium 10.6% Iron 26.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Filipino Ginataang Manok Recipe Video, Filipino Chicken Stewed In Coconut Milk