Sinigang Na Manok At Kalabasa Recipe

Surprise your tongue with this delicious combo of sour, sweet, and savory.

This is one sinigang recipe that’s made better with an unlikely vegetable added to the mix: the kalabasa. It gives this sinigang recipe a sweetness that’s delicious and homey. 

Sinigang Na Manok At Kalabasa Recipe

Roselle Miranda
Surprise your tongue with this delicious combo of sour, sweet, and savory.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6


Sinigang Na Manok At Kalabasa Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion peeled, quartered
  • 4 pieces chicken quarters (leg and thigh part) separated
  • 1 Cup radish (labanos) peeled, sliced
  • 1/8 wedge squash (kalabasa) peeled, cubed
  • 2 piece green finger chilies (siling pangsigang)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 44-gram pack sinigang sa sampaloc mix
  • 1 bunch kangkong (water spinach) leaves and tender stalks only
  • 1 bunch string beans (sitaw) cut into 3-inch lengths


  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and sweat until just translucent. Add chicken, labanos, kalabasa, siling pangsigang, water, and sinigang sa sampaloc mix. Stir to mix and then bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer.
  • Using a cooking spoon, remove any scum that rises to the surface. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the labanos and kalabasa are tender. Add the tender stems from the kangkong and sitaw, and simmer again until just heated through. Serve with steamed rice.
Keyword tamarind soup, chicken tamarind soup
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