Pesang Manok is a Filipino-style clear soup with tender chicken pieces, potatoes, ginger, vegetables, and saba bananas. It's fresh, light, flavorful, and healthy!
Light and Healthy Pesang Manok in 3 easy steps!
- First, start by boiling the chicken in a pot of water until tender. Remove the scum as it rises on top. Cover the pot with a lid to prevent water from evaporating.
- Add the aromatics such as ginger, onion, and green chili. Cook chicken until fork-tender. You can also add the potatoes at this point. Cut it in large chunks so it won't get mushy. After 20 minutes, add the saba bananas if used.
- Finally, once the chicken is fork-tender, season with fish sauce and add your choice of leafy green vegetables. That’s it! Easy peasy!
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Pesang Manok (Chicken Ginger Soup)
Pesang Manok is a Filipino-style clear soup with tender chicken pieces, potatoes, ginger, vegetables, and saba bananas. It's fresh, flavorful and healthy!
- 500 grams /1 pound chicken (cut into pieces, bone-in)
- 4 cups water
- 1 thumb-size ginger (sliced)
- 1 small onion (quartered)
- 1 tomato (sliced)
- 1 teaspoon peppercorns
- 2 potatoes (cut in chunks)
- 2 ripe saging saba (cut into two)
- 1 siling haba or finger chili (optional)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 bunch bok choy or pechay
- salt to taste
- Bring chicken, water to a boil in a pot. Skim foam as it rises. Add ginger, onion, peppercorns, green chili, tomato, and potatoes. Reduced heat. Cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes until chicken is fork-tender.
- Add saging na saba then season with fish sauce. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- Season with salt if needed. Add bok choy or preferred leafy greens. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes then remove from heat. Serve with rice and enjoy!
Recipe Notes and Tips:
- Use chicken pieces with bone-in and skin-on for a more flavorful soup.
- The thicker the cut of the chicken, the longer the cooking time.
- Cover pot with a lid so that the water will not evaporate while cooking.
- Other recommended vegetable options: long beans (sitaw), napa cabbage, cabbage, pak choy or pechay, green beans, and other green leafy vegetables.
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