Chicken Sinigang Recipe

Chicken sinigang is more commonly known for its Tagalog name, Sinampalukang manok.  The recipe is similar to the more popularly known, pork sinigang especially during the days when instant sinigang powder was still not the norm and we use the traditional sampalok to get its sour flavor.  I love eating this especially when the weather is cold. Living in a tropical country, we are not used to the cold weather so we get sick easily. Eating a hot, sour soup like this can warm our insides and make us feel better in one way or another.

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Chicken Sinigang Recipe

1 k chicken
8 pieces of tamarind/sampalok
1 cup tamarind leaves or sampalok leaves
2 tomatoes
1 labanos
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1/4 c ginger slieced
4 c water
salt and pepper


1. Saute garlic and onion. Add tomatoes.
2. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, and patis.
3. Pour water and add sampalok.
4. Remove the sampalok once it’s soft and then extract the flavor which you will add back to the pot.
5. Let boil until the chicken is tender.
6. Add labanos and let boil for five minutes.
7. Add sampalok leaves and let boil for two more minutes.
8. Serve hot.

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