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Chicken Tocino Recipe

  • 1 whole organic chicken, pre-cut
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 11/2 Tbsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (Filipino brand, recommended)
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ tbsp finely grounded black pepper
  • 1/2 packet of Annatto powder (for color)
  • 1 cup banana ketchup, regular or hot/spicy (for added flavor)
Chicken Tocino Recipe


for marinating
  1. In a big bowl, combine all ingredients except for the chicken slices. Mix until well blended.
  2. Add the chicken pieces in, then mix using hand, use hand gloves to avoid stains. Mix for several minutes to an hour.
  3. Transfer to a container with cover and let it sit overnight on the counter.
  4. Mix again for a couple of times before putting in the fridge. Cure for 24 hours or up to 3 days. Can be frozen afterwards and stored longer.

for cooking

  1. Preheat oven to 375° degrees F
  2. Take marinated chicken pieces and place on a large backing pan.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Switch oven temperature to broil at 500°
  5. Broil for 10 minutes each side or until chicken is fully cooked and skin is slightly charred.
  6. Serve on a large platter garnished with lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and sliced red onions. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Best with steamed, or fried rice.

Chicken Tocino Recipe Chicken Tocino Recipe Reviewed by kuji hara on 2:01 AM Rating: 5

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