Chicken Sinigang (Chicken In Sour Soup)

The Filipino Chicken Sinigang (Chicken In Sour Soup) Recipe Serves 5-6

Filipino Chicken Sinigang
2 lbs. chicken, cut into serving pieces
5-6 cups rice water
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
1 medium-sized tomato, sliced
2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 3-inch pieces
2 cups oriental radish (daikon) sliced diagonally
1 tablespoon fish sauce (paf is)
1 hot chili pepper (optional)
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch fresh spinach, cut into 3-inch pieces
slices of lemon

In a covered deep glass or stainless steel pot over medium high heat, bring the chicken, water, onion, tomato, salt and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is almost tender.

Add the green beans, daikon, hot chili pepper, fish sauce and lemon juice. Continue cooking for 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are done. Correct seasonings to taste.

Turn off heat. Add spinach and cover for 1 minute. Serve immediately. Sprinkle a little lemon juice on individual bowl servings for extra tartness.

if you can find tamarind powder, you may use 1-2 tablespoons of this powder instead of the lemon juice to get the tart taste for this dish.
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