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Ginataang Chicken, coconut, and Papaya recipe

Ginataang Papaya is a great and nutritious dish that one should try out, though Papaya in its unripe form can be an ingredient to other forms of Ginataan that use more vegetables, meat, seafood, and fish, the unripe, Green Papaya can still be a standalone ingredient to make Ginataan.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Chicken, Coconut, Ginataang, Papaya
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 466kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $10


  • 2 lbs chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger julienned
  • 8 ounces green papaya wedged
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • 1 pcs long green chili (optional)
  • 4 pcs Thai chili (or siling labuyo if available), chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil.
  • Saut the garlic, onion, and ginger.
  • Add the chicken and chef until the color of the outer part turns light brown.
  • Pour-in the coconut milk while stirring and bring to a boil.
  • Sprinkle some paprika then simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender and the coconut milk becomes thick.
  • Add the long green chili and Thai chili then simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add the green papaya then simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Put-in the spinach, salt, and pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat then transfer the cooked chicken to a serving plate
  • Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 466kcal