Pearlroze Chicken Recipes

Chicken Tinola

chicken tinola with green papaya, spinach, and kale


  • 8 pcs chicken cutlets
  • 1.5 inch ginger (stick slices)
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 6 tbsp olive oil (any cooking oil)
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 10c water & Mama Sita's Tinola mix
  • 1 small green papaya (4-5 inch spear cut)
  • 2c frozen chopped spinach & kale


  1. Heat large skillet over medium heat
  2. Add 2 tbsp oil
  3. Sauté ginger, garlic, and onion for 3 mins
  4. Add chicken and sauté for  5 more mins
  5. Transfer sautéed ingredients into big pot
  6. Add all other ingredients excluding papaya and spinach & kale
  7. Boil for 45mins or until chicken is cooked
  8. Add papaya spears and boil for 5-7 mins
  9. Add frozen spinach & kale then stir
  10. Ready to Serve!



Tinola (Filipino cuisine) is a ginger based soup traditionally made with green papaya (may be substituted with chayote) and fresh chili leaves.  As you can see, I am not a traditionalist and have used frozen spinach and kale.  I also used Tinola mix as a base flavor and just added more spices.  I am not a fan of fish sauce (patis) but it just would not seem right not to add even a little.  This dish is normally served with white rice but I also enjoy eating Tinola as is like chicken soup.

Chicken Afritada

braised chicken in tomato sauce with carrots, potatoes, and bell peppers


  • 5c water
  • 6-8 chicken drumstick (or wings)
  • 2 medium onions (chunks)
  • 2 chicken bouillon
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5oz)
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 large potatoes (chunks)
  • 2 carrots (chunks)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chunks)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chunks)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil chicken, onions, chicken bouillon, onion powder, garlic powder in water for 30 mins
  • Add 2 cans diced tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, olive oil, sugar, and corns starch and keep stirring until fully incorporated
  • Continue to boil for another 30 mins while occasionally stirring
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Add potatoes and cook for 10 mins
  • Add carrots and cook for 15 mins
  • Add peppers and cook for 3 mins
  • Ready to serve!


Chicken afritada is comparable to chicken stew.  You may use beef or pork or a combination of both instead of chicken. Some versions use green olives or peas.  Some versions even include hotdog slices in the recipe.  I prefer this with real hearty chunks of vegetables.  Although I like most of my vegetables on the raw side, I find that the longer I cook afritada, the better it gets. Chicken afritada is definitely in my comfort food list.

Chicken Soup

chicken soup with kale and chunks of celery and carrots




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egg drop soup garnished with scallions

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