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Chicken Inasal 3

Chicken Inasal

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


The Philippines have a lot of ways of grilling their chicken from simple char grilled chicken, lechon manok to the sweet barbecue style you see in restaurants like Aristocrats but during the late 90’s a new way of preparing grilled chicken become popular in Manila and it’s called the Chicken Inasal.




  • 4 chicken thighs with legs


  • 1/2 thumb sized ginger, peeled
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 stalks lemongrass, white part
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • freshly ground black pepper

Basting Sauce


  1. In a food processor mix all marinade ingredients except for the baking soda.
  2. Pierce chicken pieces with fork then place in an airtight container. Pour over the marinade and the baking soda in the chicken while massaging the meat. Cover container then marinate for at least 6 hours.
  3. In a sauce pan mix together all basting ingredients and simmer in low heat for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Prepare a charcoal grill then cook chicken while occasionally basting it with the butter sauce until cooked.