One of the healthy soups primed by most Filipino home chef is the chicken stew or locally called tinola. It is a soup-based dish cooked with chicken, slices of green papaya or chayote, chili pepper leaves, and flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce.
Out of the usual fry and grill, why not spice up your chicken cravings and turn it into a savory dish? Chicken tinola is one of the Pinoy’s favorite dishes. Aside from being a relatively low cost meat compared to pork and beef, it is so easy to prepare.
And to fully enjoy the rich flavor and added goodness of meat and vegetables, cooking tinola in a slow cooker is definitely a good idea. Simmering tinola in low heat tenderizes the meat which makes it succulent to taste. Papaya or chayotes as main pieces of vegetables to be included are also suitably cooked so that children could also enjoy its supple consistency.
This idea enables even the busy moms to be full time home chefs even if they are busy somewhere else doing their own stuffs. Slow cooker is a time efficient appliance that does not require too much attention. The food will surely taste great after hours of cooking. Not only are you able to cook a comforting food like tinola, but you also enjoy a nutritious meal for the family.
Aside from the comforting aroma and tangy taste, this sautéed chicken stew recipe certainly offers startling health benefits. Tinola is a delectable Filipino cuisine that is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals which help strengthen the immune system. Eating a bowl of freshly cooked tinola can satisfy your appetite and is quick to be assimilated by the body to boost your energy. No doubt, this is a much loved chicken dish that has never been disregarded from the menu.
Have a warm, invigorating holiday feast filled with the nourishing benefits of tinola. Be a health minded individual and preserve your wellness by integrating this hearty soup in your diet!