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Lechon Manok Recipe

Lechon Manok Recipe


  • 1-1.2 kg of dressed whole chicken
  • 3 tbsp of white or brown sugar
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp of lemon or calamansi juice
  • ginger root
  • 1 or 2 stalks of tanglad (lemon grass)
  • ground black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • cooking oil
  • salt
  • 1 cup of soda (Sprite or 7up)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Marinate the whole chicken in soda, soy sauce, calamansi juice, garlic, ginger, onions, pepper and sugar for an hour or more. Best if you can marinade the chicken overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°C. Chicken cavity should be stuffed with the following before roasting: lemon grass tied together, garlic, bay leaves and some peppers.
  3. Rub the chicken’s skin with oil, salt, pepper and garlic. And inject the marinade mix unto the inside of the chicken. Finally, roast the chicken for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until the chicken appears to be golden brown.
Lechon Manok Recipe Lechon Manok Recipe Reviewed by Melvin Magadia on 8:06 PM Rating: 5

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