Ginataang Manok (Chicken Cooked in Coconut Milk)

Ginataang Manok (Chicken Cooked in Coconut Milk)

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"This is a Filipino chicken dish flavored with ginger and coconut milk. Each family has their own version. This is my mother's version. It's a rich dish that makes your kitchen smell so wonderful! Once my family smells the ginger frying and coconut milk simmering, they can't wait for it to be done so they can dig in! I salt it liberally as the coconut milk tends to hide the salt flavor."


1 h 15 m servings 709 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 709 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 59.7 g
  • 92%
  • Carbs:
  • 7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 39.4 g
  • 79%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in the ginger slices. Cook and stir until fragrant and lightly browned. Remove ginger and set aside. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the same skillet over medium-high heat without crowding. Cook until chicken is lightly brown on all sides. Return the ginger to the skillet and add coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then cover the skillet with the lid tilted to allow steam to escape. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in the spinach. Simmer uncovered until spinach is warmed through, 8 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, as necessary.
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  1. 33 Ratings


Wonderful tasting, easy recipe! I didn't have fresh ginger so I used powdered. I also used boneless chicken breasts, and only one can of coconut milk because that's all I had. And it was still ...

Delicious -- please note I did not follow the recipe as written, however like other reviewers have mentioned, the flavor combination was a great starting point. How I cooked this: Heated 1 Tbsp ...

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 ...

The flavors were good and the recipe was simple enough, but this meal was VERY greasy. I followed the recipe exactly and served it over rice as suggested, and I feel very bloated. Not sure if ...

I made this exactly as directed and served with jasmine rice. Followed another's recommendation and added sliced green onion which was a great touch. I really liked this recipe and plan to make ...

Put this together in my dutch oven. I'm not a fan of dark meat, and my family is only 3 people large, so I made this with a pound of breast, and only 1 can of coconut milk. Used the whole pack...

Cooked this for the first time last night and it was delicious! I followed another's recommendation and used powdered spices for the garlic and ginger as I get home late from work and don't hav...

I am always looking for way to use foods like spinach and kale. This was good, you can use two great healthy foods, chicken breast and spinach, but the curry adds a lot of flavor.

Very good basic dish... I too thought it was a bit heavy the way it's written but I re-made it based on some of the other reviews and it was GREAT! Cubed some chicken breast, browned it in butt...