Sinampalukang Manok

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  • 250g sampalok (tamarind)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic. minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 800g chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 chicken cube
  • 1/2 cup sampalok leaves (usbong ng sampaloc)
  • patis to taste
  • green chili (optional)


  1. Make the sampaloc broth: Boil and simmer the sampaloc in water until soft. Crish it with a masher and using a strainer, separate the broth from the seeds and skin. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pot and sauté the garlic, onions, and ginger until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the chicken and continue cooking until brown.
  4. Pour in the sampalok broth, add the chicken cube and stir.
  5. Add the sampalok leaves. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes until cooked.
  6. Season with patis to taste and add green chili, if using and let it simmer for 2 more minutes.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!