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Pinatisang Manok

Pinatisang Manok is a Filipino-style chicken stew made with chili leaves, ginger broth, and mashed egg yolk. It's hearty, tasty, and perfect with steamed rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pinatisang manok
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 thumb-size ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 1 whole (about 3 to 4 pounds) chicken, cut into serving parts
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 hardboiled egg yolk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fresh chili leaves


  • In a wide pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, garlic, and ginger, and cook until softened.
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until color changes and juices run clear.
  • Add fish sauce and continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add water and bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top. Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and liquid is about halfway reduced.
  • In a bowl, mash hardboiled egg yolk with about 1/4 cup of the broth from the pot. Add to pot and stir to disperse.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for another 1 minute.
  • Turn off heat and add chili leaves. Cover and allow residual heat to continue cooking the leaves until just wilted. Serve hot.



Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1776IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg