Lechon Manok Recipe

Lechon Manok

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This Lechon Manok Recipe is easy to make; just put the chicken in the pan, put the lemongrass inside the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper or drizzle soy sauce for color.


  • 1 Whole Chicken (dressed/cleaned)
  • 1 8 oz Sprite
  • 3 tbsp of white or brown sugar
  • 35 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 medium-sized Onion, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. of Lemon or Calamansi juice
  • 1 thumb size Ginger
  • 1 or 2 stalks of Lemon Grass (Tanglad)
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce


  1. Marinate the whole chicken in Sprite, soy sauce, calamansi juice, garlic, minced ginger, onions, pepper and sugar for an hour or more or Overnight
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. 250°C if using turbo oven
  3. Stuffed the Chicken cavity with the following tanglad (lemongrass) tied together, garlic powder, bay leaves and Peppers.
  4. Put the marinade mix inside the chicken.
  5. Rub the chicken’s skin with butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  6. Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown.
  7. While roasting brush the chicken’s skin, with butter.
  8. Best Served with Sawsawan (Sauce / Mang Tomas)


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Keywords: party favorite, easy preparation, spit-roasted chicken, street food, traditional