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Tinolang Manok sa Upo
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Tinolang Manok sa Upo

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 507kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 thumb-sized ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large upo, peeled and cut into 2-inch wedges (about 2 cups)
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach leaves, stems trimmed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and cook until softened.
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly brown and juices run clear.
  • Add fish sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add water and bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add upo and cook for about 2 to 4 minutes or until tender yet crisp.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add spinach and push down into the broth. Turn off heat and cover until leaves are just wilted. Serve hot.


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 1058mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8121IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg