Lechon Manok Recipe


  • 1 whole chicken, around 1.6 – 1.8 kgs)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 head cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup calamansi juice or lime juice
  • 1 dozen lemongrass bulbs, pounded
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. Clean chicken and dry it with paper towels. Rub chicken with salt inside and out.
  2. In a bowl combine together onions, garlic, freshly ground black pepper, sugar, calamansi juice and fish sauce.
  3. Rub chicken with the marinade inside and out then place in a zip lock bag together with any remaining marinade. Lock the bag and let it marinate overnight.
  4. Remove chicken from the fridge 3 hours before cooking and when ready stuff cavity with lemongrass and bay leaves. Reserve any remaining marinade.
  5. Grill chicken in a 200C preheated oven using its rotisserie function and cook for 1 hr and 20 minutes. If you don’t have the rotisserie function place chicken in a wire rack above a baking tray.
  6. Combine reserved marinade with 2 tbsp of oil then use together with the drippings it to baste the chicken every 20 minutes until cooked.
  7. Serve while hot with
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time : 1 hour 20 mins
Total time :1 hour 50 mins
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  1. nuj balgos March 24, 2015
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