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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Chicken Inasal

Its barbecue weekend! 
I have marinated the chicken since last night for today's lunch - Chicken Inasal.
Chicken Inasal is a famous barbecued or grilled chicken dish which originates from Negros. The local term "inasal" means grilled or barbecued.
Chicken Inasal is not your usual chicken barbecue. It has a unique taste of blend of herbs and marinade which includes lemongrass, ginger, garlic, pepper, vinegar and calamansi. Unlike other barbecue, the chicken inasal does not require soysauce or catsup as add-ons for the marinade. This is one of Filipino's all time favorite. 
With the right ingredients, you can make your own chicken inasal at home. And i'm pretty sure, you have it in your kitchen right now!
Tara ihaw na tayo!

Chicken Inasal (Pinoy Kitchenette style)

Chicken Inasal

6 pcs chicken - thigh part or breast cut
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 stalks lemongrass ,   (pound the stalks to release the oil, flavour and aroma - when infused with the
                                   marinade, this gives a nice distinct taste)
1 thumbsized ginger, shredded
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tbsp calamansi juice
1/2 cup lemon soda ( I used 7-up)

for basting:
1/4 cup atsuete oil
2 tbsp margarine , melted
1/4 cup of marinade leftover (from the marinade we had earlier)

for grilling ,you also need:
6 barbeque sticks

Cooking preparation:

 > Mix all the marinade mixture in a bowl. Make sure all the chicken pieces are covered evenly with the marinade. Marinate the chicken overnight. Cover. Refrigerate.

> Insert the stick 

  > Grill over charcoal 

> Baste the chicken while grilling. Cook for about 10-15 minutes each side. 
To check if it's well cooked inside, pierce the chicken with a stick
or fork. If the juice that runs out is clear (means no blood)
it's done.

> Serve with your favorite toyo-calamansi condiment.
But with mine, I love it with my homemade sinamak. Enjoy!
Now where's my rice? Rice please!!!
Homemade sinamak
  Happy weekend everyone!

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday


Iska said...

Now I'm craving! Your chicken inasal looks really good!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

Thanks Iska!

maiylah said...

oh wow...that looks sooo good! i really don't know how to grill ... bookmarked! :)

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Marge

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Elizabeth @Mango_Queen said...

Wow! Your photos of Chicken Inasal made me crave it once again. I just defrosted chicken and was wondering what to do. Now that the weather is warmer here, I can start grilling again. This is perfect. Ang sarap! Thanks for sharing, Pinoy Kitchenette!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

thank you Elizabeth!

Unknown said...

thanks for sharing. I am using this recipe for dinner tonight!!! hope I will do it right.. :)

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@Marjorie Frisbee

How was it? Hope you enjoyed it much as my family did. :)

Unknown said...

Why use the word inasal? It looks to me that your grilled chicken is delicious, and you can easily come up with name that identifies your grilled chicken rather than ride on with the word inasal. Good Luck!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

@ Pass YourLuck -- -- inasal is a visayan and bicol word which means barbecued or roasted. And that is how this particular recipe is about. Hence, called chicken inasal.

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