Pine Chicken Tinola Recipe

Chicken soup for the Filipino soul sounds about right.

Preparation Time

15 min.

Cooking Time

38 mins.

Serving Size



A healthy and tasty soup filled with chicken, green papaya, fresh spinach leaves, and a hearty ginger broth – that’s the ultimate chicken tinola recipe! Here's how to cook chicken tinola with a piña-level up twist using Del Monte Pineapples.




  • Main Dish
  • Chicken
  • Del Monte Pineapple
  • Pinoy Dishes


  • 1 kg chicken, whole
  • 2 Tbsp garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp ginger
  • 3 Tbsp patis
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cup papaya, green
  • 1 can DEL MONTE Pineapple Tidbits (227g)
  • 1 cup sili leaves


  1. Boil chicken, garlic, onion, ginger, and patis with the reserved pineapple syrup and water, and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add papaya, cover and simmer for another 10 minutes or until papaya is tender. Add DEL MONTE Pineapple Tidbits and sili leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Lusog Notes

This interesting twist to the popular Pine Chicken Tinola dish is high in iron needed for making red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body and in vitamin A that helps keep normal vision and healthy skin.

Chef`s Tip

Choose the breast part of the chicken to have a lighter and less greasy broth.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Boiling
  • Slicing

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Chopping Board
  • Pot
  • Wooden Spatula