August 9, 2013
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This is actually chicken stewed in coconut milk and since malunggay (moringa) has become quite popular because of its many health benefits, I thought of adding it. My neighbor has this plant and he gave me a few handfuls of  leaves.

ginataang manok with malunggay

Chicken with Coconut Milk and Malunggay


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 to 2 cups Malunggay leaves,
  • 2 Tbs. chopped garlic
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbs. ginger, julliened
  • 1 small green papaya, wedged (optional)
  • 2-3 pieces long green chili
  • 1-2 pieces red chili or siling labuyo (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. oil for cooking
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat pan then pour cooking oil.
  2. Saute the garlic, onion, and ginger.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and cook until the color of the outer part turns light brown.
  4. Pour coconut milk while stirring and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes of until the chicken is tender and coconut milk becomes thick.
  6. Add the long green chili and red chili, simmer for another 5 minutes
  7. Add the green papaya then simmer until tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add malunggay leaves then season with salt and pepper. Adjust taste.
  9. Turn-off the heat and cover for a minute or two then transfer the cooked chicken to a serving plate.
  10. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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One response to “Chicken with Coconut Milk and Malunggay”

  1. Pinx says:

    Hi sis! Sorry, I just saw your comment in my food blog, it was in my Spam folder. The moon fish is big, yung sapsap, maliliit yun. and by the way, I miss malunggay a lot! walang malunggay dito! pero ang spinach, ang dami, siguro equivalent na rin ang spinach sa malunggay.
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