Alternative names
  • Binakol na manok
  • Chicken binakol
  • Binakoe
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateAklan, Western Visayas
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientschicken, coconut water

Binakol, also spelled binakoe, is a Filipino chicken soup made from chicken cooked in coconut water with grated coconut, green papaya (or chayote), leafy vegetables, garlic, onion, ginger, lemongrass, and patis (fish sauce). It can also be spiced with chilis.[1][2] Binakol can also be cooked with other kinds of meat or seafood. It was traditionally cooked inside bamboo tubes or directly on halved coconut shells. The dish originates from the Western Visayas, particularly the province of Aklan.[3][4]

The dish is very similar to tinola and ginataang manok, except the latter two use water and coconut milk, respectively, instead of coconut water.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ "Going local: 6 Aklanon food you should try". Langyaw. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Chicken Binakol (Chicken Cooked in Coconut Water) Recipe". Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  3. ^ Veneracion, Connie. "Chicken Binakol: Subtly Sweet Tinola With Coconut". Casa Veneracion. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Chicken Binakol". Panlasang Pinoy Meaty Recipes. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Ginataang Manok (Chicken Stewed in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!". Savvy Nana's. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Chicken Binakol". Mama's Guide Recipes. Retrieved 20 April 2019.