• 1.4 Kg whole chicken
  • 1 Head garlic
  • 2 Tablespoon ginger
  • 2 Tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 Stalk lemon grass
  • 1 Packs of annatto powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of crushed pepper
  • 1/4 Cup cooking oil

Inasal has became a popular dish in the Philippines. Bacolod City, from where  it was originated. Inasal na Manok is a grilled chicken, marinated in coco vinegar, lemon grass, garlic, ginger and turmeric.

Cooking Directions :

  1. Cut the chicken into 4 pieces.
  2. Grind the garlic, ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass to a paste, using a mortar and pestle or a food processor.
  3. Mix with brown sugar, sea salt, crushed black pepper, 1 pack of annatto powder, oil and coco vinegar.
  4. Cover the container and marinate the chicken for at least an hour.
  5. Grill the chicken, turn and cook for 10-15 minutes per sides, basting with annatto oil.

Annatto Oil :  mix 1/3 cup of cooking oil and 1 pack of annatto powder.

 Cooking Tips :

  • Pierce the chicken thigh, if the juices run clear, chicken are done.
  • Chicken inasal is best grilled, but can also be roasted in the oven, Preheat 375.
  • Serve with spice vinegar, papaya or other vegetable salad.

Watch Inasal na Manok Cooking Video


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