• February 21, 2022

How to Cook Chicken Sotanghon Tinola

The cold January weather can be a blessing to some, but a bit of a burden to others. With the cool breeze and even cooler nights unfortunately comes the addition of the flu and other viruses. When it comes to getting sick, soups and stews are the cure to soothing both your stomach and any symptoms. And even when you aren’t sick, they can be just as delicious and enjoyable. One classic example of this would be the delightful and hearty tinolang manok. But what if I told you there was a way to amp up this indubitably tasty soup? This is where our chicken sotanghon tinola makes its warm welcome.

I say warm welcome because this soup is, in fact, the perfect warm treat during months full of cold weather! Chicken Sotanghon Tinola soup gives you all the tinola flavors you adore with the addition of sotanghon noodles. This dish is essentially another kind of chicken noodle soup — known for comforting not just the stomach but also the soul. Indeed, one bite or slurp of this Chicken Sotanghon Tinola is sure to give you oodles of comfort. You’ll feel warm from the inside out with this delightful Filipino dish with a twist.

With mild but unforgettable flavors, tinolang manok is without a doubt a Filipino staple. The ingredients of a classic chicken tinola are easily found in any local Filipino grocery. This dish is definitely a go-to for families who want something simple yet healthy. The broth is tasty and gingery, your papaya soft and mild, and your chicken so tender it absorbs the rest of your spices well. Using chicken breast slices makes your tinola even healthier. Plus, ginger and malunggay give your tinola that extra layer of taste you won’t be able to part with. 

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Tinolang Manok is a classic, full of an assortment of health benefits that guarantee you and your body health and happiness. From chicken being an excellent source of protein, its other ingredients are equally life-giving. Who can forget the powerhouse benefits that moringa leaves or malunggay bring? Vitamins A through E are only some of the nutrients malunggay is rich in. Further, the iron, protein, and antioxidants you can derive from these leafy greens make your body healthy and strong. This Chicken Sotanghon Tinola, thus, is the perfect bowl of deliciousness and nutritiousness combined!

Chicken Soup for the Soul

It goes without saying that soup of any kind is an undeniable source of comfort. Chicken Sotanghon Tinola is only one such example of a hearty and filling soup you and your loved pens will enjoy. But it should come as no surprise to note that the Philippines is rich in different kinds of soup dishes that can easily liven any spirit! From the salty to sour, savory to even bitter, Filipino soup dishes are truly unique and lovable. Here are a few of my favorite that you may love, too.

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Creamy Chicken Sopas

Are you the type to like your soups a little on the sweet side? Unlike this Chicken Sotanghon Tinola soup, sopas is creamier, in large part thanks to the evaporated milk you use. Throwing ingredients like macaroni, hotdogs, cabbage, and carrots together creates a dish that is rich, sweet, and altogether tasty. Sopas is great for kids especially, and the young at heart who haven’t outgrown their sweet tooth.

Spicy Sotanghon Chicken Soup

And if it’s something with more heat that you’re after, this spicy sotanghon soup will do just the trick! The humble chicken soup is definitely more than meets the eye; no surprise, then, that so many people come back to it. Like your Chicken Sotanghon Tinola, this dish is the perfect way to warm yourself up.

How to Make this Chicken Sotanghon Tinola Soup

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Chicken Sotanghon Tinola is as easy to make as the traditional Filipino fare. To begin, all we need to do is sauté garlic, onion, and ginger. When your onions soften, add in your chicken and cook, until you get a nice light brown shade on its outer layer. Pour in your rice wash water and bring it to a boil, before adding in one Knorr Chicken Cube. This cube will add even more flavor to your dish, and give it that even heartier feeling! Cover your pot and let your chicken sotanghon tinola boil on low to medium heat. This should only take about 15 minutes.

The next step in your Chicken Sotanghon Tinola recipe would be to add your papaya and sotanghon noodles. For about 5 minutes, let these ingredients cook together, then add in your malunggay leaves. For more flavor, season your soup with ground black pepper and patis, then add toasted garlic on top for that extra layer of texture.

Your Chicken Sotanghon Tinola Soup is ready! Transfer your soup to a serving bowl, and serve it piping hot. You and your family are sure to enjoy this filling treat!

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Share and enjoy! Let us know what your thoughts are on this yummy Chicken Sotanghon Tinola.

Chicken Sotanghon Tinola Recipe

Chicken tinola with vermicelli

Keyword chicken noodle soup, chicken tinola, sotanghon


  • 8 ounces boneless chicken breast
  • 5 ounces sotanghon noodles
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Cube
  • 6 ounces green papaya sliced
  • 1 cup malunggay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 thumbs ginger minced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 6 cups rice wash hugas bigas
  • Patis and ground black pepper to taste


  • Saute garlic, onion, and ginger.

  • Add chicken once the onion softens. Cook until the outer layer of the chicken turns light brown.

  • Pour water. Let boil. Add Knorr Chicken Cube. Cover the pot and boil in low to medium heat for 15 minutes.

  • Add papaya and sotanghon. Cook for 5 minutes.

  • Add malunggay leaves.

  • Season with ground black pepper and patis. Finish by adding toasted garlic.

  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot. Share and enjoy.



Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 160mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg