Chicken Tinola Recipe


  • 1 chicken (1 kilo)
  • 3 potatoes, quartered or 2 cups quartered upo or sayote
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. ginger strips
  • 2 tbsp. patis
  • 1 tsp. vetsin
  • 4-5 cups rice water
  • 1/2 cup young SILI leaves

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Clean and cut chicken into small serving pieces. Saute’ garlic and ginger until brown. Add onion. When wilted, add chicken. Stir for 3 minutes, pour in patis. Cook for another 3 minutes, then, add 1 cup rice water. Cover and let simmer.
  2. When chicken is half done, add potatoes. Pour in the remaining rice water. Cover and simmer until chicken and potatoes are done. Lastly, add vetsin and sili leaves. Let boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Serve hot.


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