Chicken Tinola (Chicken Soup With Ginger Recipe)

Chicken Tinola (Chicken Soup With Ginger Recipe)


  • 1 kg chicken drummettes
  • 1 bunch choy sum (washed and cut to preferred size)
  • 1 large choko/chayote (peeled, seeded and wedged)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (finely chopped or minced)
  • 3 knobs of ginger (chopped or sliced)
  • 2 .5 litres of water
  • 3 Tbsp of fish sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of ground pepper
  • 3 chicken stock cubes


  1. Fill large pot with about 2.5 litres of water (add a bit more water later if need be), set on stove top on high. 
  2. Wash chicken and throw them into the pot of water and let it begin to boil (this could take about 10-15 mins). Skim all the fat that begin to surface. 
  3. Once soup starts to look clear, add ginger, onions, garlic and stock cubes. Turn down heat to low to medium and let it simmer for about 5-8 minutes. 
  4. Add fish sauce and choko. Stir and leave for about 5 minutes.
  5.  Lastly, throw in the choy sum and add ground pepper. 
  6. Stir soup and lower heat, let this sit for another 3 minutes or so and then it will be ready to serve.
  7.  Turn off heat and serve immediately. Best eaten with boiled rice.
Source: Much A Munch


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