Cooking Tips: Ginataang Manok with Sayote and Malunggay Recipe

I seldom cook dishes with coconut milk primarily because my husband is not a fan of viands with coconut but he loves desserts with coconut. In fact, he's a fan of nata de coco. :P

Personally, I love food with coconut. I've been trying to master a Bicolano dish, laing but needs more practice. It's my uncle Ceasar (with Bicolana wife) who perfectly cooks delicious laing for the family. However, from time to time I would cook ginataang gulay (vegetable with coconut milk), chicken curry and the recent was Ginataang Manok with Sayote and Malunggay. I am using sayote because it's more available compared to papaya but I cannot substitute malunggay with other green leafy vegetable for this dish. Malunggay leaves, a highly nutritious plant.

Ginataang Manok with Sayote and Malunggay Recipe

Knorr Ginataang Manok with Sayote and Malunggay Recipe
Knorr Ginataang Manok with Sayote and Malunggay Recipe

As promised, I am sharing recipes on this #NewLivingMarjorney, the #WomanInDigital blog. Here's an easy to prepare ginataan dish, truly Pinoy!


1 kilo Magnolia Chicken
2 Medium size Sayote
1 cup Malunggay leaves
1 1/2 cup coconut milk or Knorr Ginataang Gulay Mix
1 medium Onion
2-3 cloves Garlic
1 small size Ginger (about a size of a thumb)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fish sauce or Patis (optional)


1. Clean chicken. Remove skin and fatty portion.
2. Boil chicken. Set aside stock.
3. Slice onion, garlic and ginger.
4. Peel and slice sayote

Cooking Procedure:

1. In a pot, saute onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Add chicken, cook until brown.
3. Add 1 cup coconut. Let it simmer.
4. After 15-20 minutes or when thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup (unang piga)
5. Let it boil then add sayote. Little iodized salt and pepper to taste.
6. Put malunggay leaves and cook for 2 minutes
7. Serve hot.

What do you think of my Ginataang Manok with Sayote and Malunggay? It's one of my favorite Filipino dish because we simply love to add coconut milk to our dish. Moreover, it's easy to prepare and the ingredients are readily available. In fact, you can get coconut milk in powder form in most supermarket and grocery stores.

Happy Cooking! :)




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