Cooking Diaries | Vol. 6 – Ginataang Manok

I originally saw this recipe on Twitter. It was shared by someone but the recipe came from Erwan Heussaff. I already lost the screenshot so bear with me as I try my best to share it with you. (Totally irrelevant question, anyone here who can’t stand Erwan too?)

Here’s the recipe for Ginataang Manok. The recipe is pretty straightforward but it does need some attention. Here’s what you’ll need:

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  1. The trio – ginger, onion, and garlic. I prefer using white onion because it tastes sweet and not too overpowering.
  2. Chicken – when I cooked this I used regular chicken but Erwan suggests using chicken breast. I’ve tried it too and I prefer the chicken breast just because I don’t need to use a fork when eating.
  3. Coconut milk – any will do! If you will use a sachet, check if it has MSG. If it does, no need to add salt and pepper. If it doesn’t have MSG, make sure to add it.
  4. Vegetable of choice – I’ve tried kang kong and spinach. It tastes the same.
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First step is really to sautee the trio. Once that’s done, add in the chicken and cook until it creates a broth.
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Set aside the chicken once it’s cooked. Try your best to leave the trio in the pan.
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Add coconut milk into your broth and simmer.
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If your coconut milk has MSG, add salt and pepper before adding your veggies. If not, just add it.
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Just give the veggies a few minutes to cook and then put your chicken back. Let it simmer.
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Bon Appetit!

It’s a simple recipe that the husband and I love. It’s super flavorful especially since the broth of the chicken is all natural. It’s also healthy! You guys know how much I am trying to add veggies in my life and recipes like this make it easier for me to eat it. 🙂

Have you tried making Ginataang Manok? Do we have the same recipe?


4 thoughts on “Cooking Diaries | Vol. 6 – Ginataang Manok”

  1. I love love love this series so much, please continue! I’m still learning how to cook, so I have never actually tried making this before but I’m intrigued! Cooking to me is just such a great way to clear your head (I find it very relaxing) but also, when done with friends or family, can be a amazing way to bond with your loved ones. Great post!

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate your words especially since I’m not the best cook! ♥️ I agree cooking can be so therapeutic. You should definitely try and cook more. It’s super fun

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