Chicken Inasal recipe

Here’s another pinoy recipe, the all time favorite Chicken Inasal.


  • 1 whole chicken, preferably native, halved
  • juice from 10 pieces calamansi
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 stalks lemongrass bulb (tanglad) julienne
  • 1/3 cup achuete seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. Clean the chicken. Pat dry then transfer to a clean bowl. Add calamansi juice, salt, pepper, garlic and tanglad. Cover and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In a small dish, soak achuete seeds in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Strain to remove seeds. Add oil. Set aside.
  3. The following day, grill chicken over hot charcoal. Brush chicken with achuete oil as necessary. Cook until done.

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