Ginataang manok is a chicken stew simmered in coconut milk and spices. One of the most Filipino favorite ingredients is coconut milk, locals often called “Gata” or Ginataan . It makes the meat more fragrant, tasty and exotic.
Heat the cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil.
Sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger.
Add the chicken and cook 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 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