Filipino Chicken Barbecue Recipe

Chicken Barbecue Recipe

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Marinate the chicken with soy sauce, minced garlic, calamansi juice, ground pepper, sugar, banana ketchup, and soda. Mix them well and keep in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or for some overnight. The favorite parts of the chicken for the barbecue are the thighs, breast, wings and drumsticks.


  • 1-Kilo Chicken Wings or Thighs/others cut into small pieces
  • bamboo barbecue sticks


  • ½ cup banana ketchup
  • ½ cup vinegar or lemon juice (or calamansi juice)
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium-size red onion, minced
  • 2 pcs bird’s eye chili or siling labuyo, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Soak the barbecue sticks in water for half an hour and set aside.
  2. Prepare the ingredients for the marinade. Mix together the vinegar, garlic, onion, chilies, salt, ketchup and pepper.
  3. Mix very well and marinade the chicken pieces for about 1 to 3 hours.
  4. Drain the chicken after marinating and set aside the marinade mixture for basting.
  5. Skewer the chicken pieces with barbecue sticks, two pieces on each stick is preferable.
  6. Prepare the charcoal grill for grilling the chicken and grill them over hot charcoals turning on each side until every side of the chicken is cooked.
  7. Wait for the skin to become reddish then baste it with the marinade on each side.
  8. Do the basting of the marinade again if the chicken becomes dry until it is fully cooked.


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