We’re all about becoming better home cooks here, why not explore more exciting ways to cook the classic Filipino comfort food chicken tinola?
This chicken and ginger-based broth is soothing and comforting as is, but one simple additional ingredient can completely change the game: coconut milk or gata!
Add a touch of creaminess and warmth to your chicken tinola with this delicious twist and give our three-step recipe a try.
Chicken Tinola with Gata Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Yield: Serves 4-5
Chicken Tinola with Gata Ingredients:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 head garlic, minced
1-inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
2 medium red onions, chopped
1 kilo chicken, tinola cut
1/4 cup fish sauce (patis)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste
1 medium-sized green papaya, sliced
1 cup water
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 Knorr Chicken Cube
1 50-gram pack coconut milk (gata) powder, dissolved in 1 cup of water
4 pieces green finger chili (siling pangsigang)
1 bunch malunggay (moringa) leaves
How to Cook Chicken Tinola with Gata
1 In a large pan over medium heat, preheat oil. Sauté the garlic until golden brown. Add ginger then onions. When onions have turned translucent, add your chicken. Add patis and ground black pepper. Stir well together then cover. Cook until chicken turns golden brown, about 10 minutes.
2 Pierce the chicken with a fork to make sure that the chicken is cooked all the way through. Then, add green papaya, water, and vinegar. Stir in 1 Knorr Chicken Cube and cover. When your mixture starts boiling, check if the green papaya is cooked by poking it with a fork. (It should go through easily.) Once the green papaya is cooked, add your gata mixture.
3 Once the mixture boils again, add your siling pangsigang and let simmer until the sauce has slightly thickened. Spread your malunggay leaves without mixing on top. Let it cook for 15 seconds and then remove from heat. Serve hot with patis and calamansi as dipping sauce.
Gather ‘round the table! That’s our simple tinolang manok sa gata recipe in only a few quick steps. You’ll be surprised at how much flavor and zest is added to any chicken soup with Knorr Chicken Cubes. A handy ingredient for home cooks and professionals alike, Knorr Chicken Cube injects a bold punch of chicken flavor for soups served at home for the family to enjoy.
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