Binakol na Manok (Filipino Chicken and Coconut Soup) Recipe

Serves: 4 Save

Ingredients (15)

  • 1 1/4 cups (3 1/2 ounces; 100g) shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) canola or other neutral oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 1/2 pounds; 1.1kg), patted dry with paper towels
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 medium white onion (about 3 ounces; 85g), thinly sliced
  • 8 1/2 cups (2L) unsweetened coconut water, such as Harmless Harvest
  • 4 cups (0.9L) homemade or store-bought chicken stock
  • 4 stalks lemongrass (7 ounces; 200g), bottoms smashed under the flat side of a knife
  • Four 3-inch knobs fresh ginger (70g), quartered
  • 1 scallion, ends trimmed and sliced thinly on a bias for garnish, trimmings reserved
  • 2 chayote squash (about 14 ounces; 400g), peeled, quartered, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) fish sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 ounces (225g) fresh spinach, rinsed


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