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Lechon Manok (Pinoy Roast Chicken) Recipe

Lechon Manok (Pinoy Roast Chicken) Recipe

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How To Make Lechon Manok (Pinoy Roast Chicken)

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour and 45 minutes



  • 1 whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, pounded and knotted
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, calamansi juice, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Mix well to create a marinade.

  2. Place the chicken in a large resealable bag and pour the marinade over it. Massage the marinade into the chicken, making sure it is evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight for best results.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Take the chicken out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking.

  4. Rub the vegetable oil all over the chicken skin. Stuff the chicken cavity with the knotted lemongrass.

  5. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up. Roast in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) when measured using a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone.

  6. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

  7. Serve the Lechon Manok hot with steamed rice and dipping sauce. Enjoy!


  • Calories : 480kcal
  • Total Fat : 32g
  • Saturated Fat : 8g
  • Cholesterol : 120mg
  • Sodium : 2020mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 2g
  • Protein : 42g
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