Time needed: 45 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings

1 kilo chicken drumsticks and thighs
Ground black pepper, to taste
Patis, to taste
2 tablespoons oil
5 pieces garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons ginger, minced
1 piece large white onion, sliced
6 pieces tanglad stalks, bulbs pounded and tied together
1 cup sayote/green papaya, sliced
1½ cups dahon ng sili
1 cup malunggay leaves
3 cups chicken stock
1½ cups coconut cream


  1. Prepare chicken

    Season chicken pieces well in patis and ground black pepper. Set aside.

  2. Sauté aromatics

    In a pan over medium heat, sauté garlic, onion, ginger, and lemongrass until fragrant.

  3. Sear chicken

    Add chicken and sauté just until the chicken turns opaque.

  4. Boil

    Add chicken stock,  and coconut milk. Lower heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20 – 25 minutes.

  5. Add vegetables

    Add papaya and boil until tender. Add chili leaves and adjust taste as needed with patis and pepper.

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