The Happy Home Cook: Chicken Tinola

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 Chicken Tinola (Source: angsarap.net)

Chicken Tinola (Source: angsarap.net)

This classic Filipino recipe can be found in the late great Nora Daza's "Let's Cook with Nora"

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. cooking oil

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp. ginger, cut in strips

1/3 c. onion, chopped

1 stewing chicken weighing

1 kilo, cut into serving pieces

1 tbsp. patis

10 cups rice water

1 small green papaya, sliced into serving pieces.

1 cup sili leaves (pepper leaves)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. Aji-no-moto

Procedure

Fry the garlic in hot cooking oil until brown. Add the ginger and chopped onions. Cook until soft. Drop in pieces of chicken. Season with patis. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the rice water, simmer until chicken is tender. Add the sliced papaya and cook until papaya is tender. Just before removing from the fire, season with salt and vetsin. Add the sili leaves.    Serve hot. Serves 8.

 Let's Cook with Nora

Let's Cook with Nora