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Pesang Manok Recipe

Pesang Manok Recipe

Pesang Manok is an easy chicken soup dish with vegetables such as potatoes, bok choy and napa cabbage.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: nilagang manok, pesang manok
Servings: 6
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 1 kg chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger cut into strips
  • ½ tsp peppercorn
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 medium potatoes cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 bundle baby Bok Choy
  • 1 medium Napa Cabbage
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot over medium heat, pour 6 cups of water and add the chicken. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove scums that float until the soup is clear.
  • Add the onion, ginger, peppercorn and fish sauce. Cover with the lid and simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Put the potatoes and simmer for another 3 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Add the baby bok choy and napa cabbage. Gently press to submerge the vegetables and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot!


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg