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Ginataang Manok with Papaya

Chicken and young papaya cooked in spicy coconut milk. This Filipino way of cooking is known as ginataan. It is best enjoyed with warm rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken and papaya, ginataan, manok sa gata
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 piece green papaya small, sliced into wedges
  • 1 cups spinach
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 6 pieces chili pepper
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 thumbs ginger julienne
  • Patis and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  • Pan-fry chicken for 1 1/2 minutes per side. Remove from the pot. Set aside.
  • Saute onion, ginger, and garlic in the remaining oil until onion softens.
  • Put- the pan-fried chicken into the pot. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour coconut milk into the pan. Let boil.
  • Add chili pepper. Cover the pan and adjust heat between low to medium. Cook for 30 minutes or until the chicken becomes tender.
  • Add papaya. Stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Put the spinach into the pot. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Season with patis and ground black pepper.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1138IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5mg