Ginataang Manok Recipe

The creamy sauce is what makes this coconut chicken recipe so delicious.

The creamy sauce of this chicken stew will win you over.

How do you make a delicious ginataang manok recipe?

The key ingredient in this creamy recipe is the kakang gata, or coconut cream and coconut milk. It makes it incredibly creamy without using milk, cream, or any other dairy product. Not only that, the coconut cream and milk combo guarantees that it’s creamy, but also delivers a delicious, sweet, and somewhat nutty flavor to the dish that only coconuts can. Discover how chicken can be made even more irresistible in this ginataang recipe.

Ginataang Manok Recipe

Mira Angeles
The creamy sauce is what makes this coconut chicken recipe so delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 5-6


Ginataang Manok Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger minced
  • 1 kg Chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 medium green papaya sliced
  • 1 Cup coconut milk (gata)
  • 1 Cup coconut cream (kakang gata)
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 bunches Bok Choy (Chinese leafy cabbage)
  • 2 pieces finger chilies (siling pangsigang)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (patis)
  • Salt


  • In a pot, add oil then sauté garlic, onion and ginger.
  • Add the chicken and cook until brown.
  • Add the water and coconut milk then bring it to a boil. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add the green chili and green papaya, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the bok choy and coconut cream and let it boil for a few minutes.
  • Season with fish sauce, salt and ground black pepper.
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