Lechon Manok in Turbo Broiler

Nov 08

lechon-manok

One can easily make lechon manok in the kitchen. I love the smell of lemongrass so I use it often in chicken. Pandan leaves can be an option but lechon is always associated with Lemongrass. I use my turbo broiler to roast the chicken as it is more economical than using my convection oven.

Ingredients:

1 kilo whole chicken.
12 pieces kalamansi (extract juice)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon rock salt for rubbing chicken on the outside
1/4 teaspoon black pepper for rubbing chicken on the outside
1/2 teaspoon rock salt for chicken cavity
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
5 pieces tanglad (lemongrass) leaves (substitute with Pandan leaves)
olive oil to baste

Procedure:

1. Wash chicken well. Pat dry with a paper towel.

2. Rub the chicken with soy sauce, pepper and kalamansi extract.

Rub the cavity with salt and kalamansi juice extract.

Marinate overnight.

3. The following day, stuff the cavity with tanglad leaves, onions and garlic. Sew up the opening and tuck the chicken neck in the cavity.

It is important to sew the openings to lock in the flavors and seep through the chicken meat.

4. Baste chicken with olive oil.

5. Roast the chicken in a turbo broiler at 350 F for 1 hour and until golden brown.

You can serve with lechon sauce but I don’t use sauce anymore since the chicken meat should be flavorful in itself.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (348 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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  • joycie

    looks yummy! I don’t have broiler only convection oven. How long and what temperature?

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    sarap :D

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