These Are The Manok Recipes You Should Be Cooking

You can cook chicken in so many ways, and they're all delicious.

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There's no limit to the number of chicken recipes you to try! Chicken is a versatile ingredient and it always tastes good. 

However, you can mess up a chicken recipe. It's hard to do but overcooking chicken, not cooking it enough, or not seasoning your chicken recipe just right can all lead to a chicken dish that isn't quite as flavorful or tasty as you wanted. 

How do you cook delicious chicken recipes? 

We think it's just a matter of having a good recipe to help you with cooking a delicious chicken recipe. Plus, we think there are ways to cook chicken that you may have not even tried yet! That's why we thought we should introduce to you these flavorful chicken recipes and they're all local manok recipes that we think you should be cooking. 

Curious what these chicken recipes are? Here are 10 chicken recipes that will make you rethink your next chicken meal: 

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1 Binagoongang Manok Recipe 

You probably eat this dish but may not have thought to make it using chicken! The salty bagoong is just as tasty and flavorful when paired with chicken as it is with pork. 

Make this binagoongang manok dish for the whole family!

Simple lang ang sinigang na manok, ngunit masarap.
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2 Sinigang na Manok Recipe 


You have to give it to chicken. It's one of the most versatile ingredients you can have in the kitchen! Plus, since even kids love chicken, it's an easy way to get them to try new dishes that they may normally not even try. This sampaloc soup made with chicken may be the intro for your child to learn to love its deliciously sour flavor

Kung mahilig ka sa manok at sinigang, ito an recipe para sa 'yo.

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This Filipino chicken soup is always a comforting dish!

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3 Adobong Atay ng Manok Recipe 


Not all of us cook chicken livers and gizzards at home. We more commonly eat it on sticks from our local street food vendor! We think it's a shame not more people cook with these ingredients, and it's just right that if you do venture into cooking it at home, this simple and tasty adobo recipe is the one you try out first. 

Seared chicken livers give this dish a powerful creaminess against the salty tang of the adobo sauce.

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4 Ginataang Manok at Kalabasa Recipe 


If you love ginataang kalabasa recipes, then you have to love this heartier version! This ginataang kalabasa has chicken pieces in it, and we think it's a brilliant addition. It just transformed this side dish into the main course! 

Cook chicken in coconut milk along with a favorite vegetable, squash.

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5 Tinutungan na Manok Recipe 

If you're from Bicol, you know this recipe is going to have gata, or coconut milk, in it and it's going to be spicy. However, while that combo is a delicious and tasty one, we think this manok recipe was made even tastier by toasting the coconut. The result? This delicious coconut chicken recipe that has an aromatic and nutty flavor, too. 


This Bicolano chicken dish gets lots of flavor from toasted coconut!

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6 Pinatisang Manok Recipe 

A marinade for chicken doesn't have to be complicated! In this easy recipe, the chicken is simply simmered in a mixture of ginger, garlic, onions, peppercorns, bay leaves, and some patis or fish sauce. How easy is that? 

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This savory take on chicken is bound to be a family favorite.

Perfect with a huge bowl of steamed rice, the Thai fish sauce makes this chicken superbly savory.


7 Inagang Adobong Manok at Baboy Recipe 

Love sour flavors and vinegar? It's one of three major ingredients that makes adobo recipes so delicious. In this recipe, it's drier than your usual adobo recipe but it's just as tasty. 

This adobo is less saucy compared to the traditional recipe.

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8 Tinolang Manok sa Gata Recipe 

There really is no way to make a chicken recipe taste creamier without adding milk than to cook it in gata. Here, it's a traditional tinola recipe made more saucy than usual. 


Transform your tinola into something creamy.

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9 Asadong Manok sa Carajay Recipe 

This is a seemingly complicated recipe that's actually not. A carajay is basically an old-fashioned wok so this recipe is really just a simple creamy mushroom chicken recipe that's made in the local version of the Chinese wok. 

Have you tried this chicken recipe yet?

This heirloom recipe was handed down from culinary legend Lola Beatriz.

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10 Tinanglarang Manok Recipe 


Lemongrass is a common herb in many of our local dishes. It should be no surprise that there is a delicious recipe that revolves around this flavorful and aromatic leaf and pairs with a simple boiled chicken recipe which may rival that of the tinola. What should be a surprise is how this refreshing flavor isn't used more often! 

Love the comforting goodness of a warm bowl of tinola? Here's another chicken soup you can try.

Have you gotten your fill of chicken recipes? If not, there are more chicken recipes that we haven't covered yet that deserve our attention. Let us know if you have a delicious chicken recipe that needs to be made known. 


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