Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lechon Manok for Dinner

One of my friends from my Multiply network shared a recipe for lechon manok. I wanted to try it out myself and last night, I got an inspiration to cook it. It's not that hard to prepare but it's really gonna take some kind of labor of love especially the marinade part. I enjoyed doing it though. I feel proud of myself because I've never really cooked real meals while I was still in PI but now I can cook meals for me and hubby and find pleasure in it.

Anyway, included below is the recipe for those of you who might wanna try it as well. It was so yummy that I ate so much last night. It makes me wonder if there could be some effect to my 40-minute treadmill yesterday since I cave in to my cravings of lechon manok right after. (hehe)

1 whole chicken
3 tablespoons of brown or white sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion,chopped
ginger root
3 tablespoons of calamansi juice or lemon juice
1/2 cup of sprite, 7up
2 cups of tanglad (lemon grass) for stuffing (since its hard to find tanglad in the US, try substituting it w/ sibuyas dahunan and mint
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tbsp oil

Marinate the whole chicken in soy sauce, calamansi juice, minced garlic, chopped onions, ginger, soda, sugar and pepper. Let stand marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hr.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Stuff the chicken cavity with tanglad (lemon grass). Add the substitute herbs if there's no tanglad available.
Rub salt and oil all over chicken.
Dump the whole marinate mix inside the chicken.
Cook chicken for 1hr & 20mins or until golden brown. (I cooked mine until the pop up timer comes out)

Bon appetit!

4 replies:

Inaj said...

Oh my, makes me hungry!

Anonymous said...

Mouthwatering! I copied your recipe for future reference, Jenn. But first, I need to buy a turbo broiler (if not a gas range with oven). :-)

Nova said...

hi jenn... i got a moutnwatering here while looking at your fried chicken, and guess what i even copied your recipe, i'm gonna try this, like like you i quit cooking while in the Pi as we have a working student at home. and now since i'm no longer there and we are living together i think its time for me to pick recipe's and cook, if you know anything else.. please do email me okay?

thank you for the visit girl, i finally made it here hehehehe..

hows life here pala?

SHIELA said...

Jenn kalami ba ana imo chicken oi. I will try this pag naa ko time...ingatz.