Ginataang Manok (Chicken Cooked in Coconut Milk) Recipe ...
A fragrant Filipino dish with chicken and ginger simmered in coconut milk.
ok - i used chicken breasts and ground ginger too bc that is what I had- and added patis, onion and fresh garlic.. what Filipino dish is complete with out Patis? I think it needs more flavor- I am going to add some other things- and that will turn it into a whole new recipe.
I like this recipe. I make variations every time, but the basic idea is yum and my whole family likes it.
The good: chicken cooked in coconut milk is incredibly soft and moist. I used boneless breasts. The not-so-good: I thought this was rather bland. In addition to following the recipe, I used green onion, parsley, ground ginger, garlic, curry powder & cayenne. As I was tasting it, it just needed more & more flavor. I kept adding spices & salt. My family liked it but I do not think I will make this again.
This is sooooO good! I added a teaspoon of paprika powder for smoky flavour. I din't have spinach so I used potato and carrots instead. #foodgasm
This is my recipe submission, and of course, I love this dish having grown up eating this at my mother's table. It is definitely rich and not for the calorie counters! I can see why some call it a greasy dish as it uses skin-on chicken in addition to rich, creamy coconut milk. If you prefer a lighter version (as my husband does) just use boneless skinless chicken breasts. You won't get the same depth of flavor without the chicken fat, but it will still be very tasty and a bit lighter in the belly. Also, some tasty additions I've found for this recipe are a bit of chopped garlic and thinly sliced yellow squash.
This recipes packs a big ginger kick! For my family's palate, we needed onion to help bring out the sweetness here--as written, the recipe doesn't call for any onions. We didn't use chicken, and instead used chickpeas. I also agree with the author, daplo, that cooks should liberally salt this dish! It needs the flavor punch.
It's such a good recipe that I've made it 3 times in one week. I used skinless thighs, and fresh ginger (a lot!) and garlic. I didn't have spinach so I sauteed fresh mushrooms and added a nice handful of spring onions. The taste is amazing. Thank you for the recipe.