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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Tinola

Tinola is a chicken soup with lots of ginger and other good stuff in it - the ultimate comfort food for the sick and during cold times and easy to prepare.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Servings: 3
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Bebs

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 big cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 medium onion - coarsely chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger root - cut into strips
  • 1 pound chicken - cut into serving pieces
  • 2-3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 chayote - cut into wedges
  • 1 cup chili leaves or pepper leaves

Instructions

  • In a pot, saute garlic, onion and ginger in oil until tender.
  • Add in the chicken pieces and fish sauce. Cover and let simmer for 5-10 minutes under medium low fire. Liquids will usually come out from chicken.
  • Add water and bring to boil. Let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the chayote and let it cook for 5 minutes or until it becomes soft.
  • Add more fish sauce or salt if needed.
  • Lastly, mix in the chili or pepper leaves before turning off the heat.

Nutrition

Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4.2% | Vitamin C: 10.3% | Calcium: 4.5% | Iron: 9.3%