Ginataang manok

Top: Ginataang manok with green papaya;
Bottom: Filipino chicken curry, a variant with curry powder
Alternative namesManok sa gata
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientschicken, coconut milk
VariationsFilipino chicken curry

Ginataang manok is a Filipino chicken stew made from chicken in coconut milk with green papaya and other vegetables, garlic, ginger, onion, patis (fish sauce) or bagoong alamang (shrimp paste), and salt and pepper. It is a type of ginataan. A common variant of the dish adds curry powder or non-native Indian spices and is known as Filipino chicken curry.[1]


Ginataang manok is ideally made with native chickens (traditionally raised in Filipino backyards). It is first sautéed with garlic, onion, and ginger (or turmeric) until lightly browned. Coconut milk is then added along with vegetables like green papaya (or chayote), leafy vegetables (including pechay, spinach, moringa leaves, etc.), and peppers (usually bell peppers or siling haba). It is spiced with salt, pepper, and patis (fish sauce) or bagoong alamang (shrimp paste), and optionally, labuyo chilis. Coconut cream (kakang gata) is usually added shortly before it is cooked and simmered in low heat. The dish is very similar to tinola or binakol, except for the use of coconut milk.[2][3][4][5]


A popular variant of ginataang manok is known as "Filipino chicken curry" or "Filipino-style chicken curry". It is cooked identically to ginataang manok, but adds curry powder or non-native Indian spices. It is also more likely to use potatoes or carrots in place of green papaya or chayote.[1][6][7]

Similar dishes

Because of the ubiquity of coconut milk in Filipino cuisine, there are numerous other types of Filipino dishes that use chicken in coconut milk that are considered different dishes from ginataang manok. These include dishes like adobo sa gata, tiyula itum, pininyahang manok, and piaparan, among others.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Pinoy Chicken Curry Recipe". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ginataang Manok". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Angeles, Mira. "Ginataang Manok". Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ginataang Manok". Ang Sarap. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Ginataang Manok (Chicken Stewed in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!". Savvy Nana's. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Filipino Style Chicken Curry with coconut milk". Foxy Folksy. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Filipino Chicken Curry Recipe". Filipino Recipe. Retrieved April 20, 2019.