Sunday, August 22, 2010

Chicken Inasal

Christmas 2006, sister and I took over the kitchen, and one of the dishes I prepared was the Chicken Inasal - which then became my favorite chicken dish. Since then, I have cooked the dish quite a number of times, and two weeks ago, I cooked the dish again to satisfy my craving. I don't know how most people do their chicken inasal, but here is how I do mine:

Chicken Inasal

Chicken Inasal
{serves 4}

  • 4 pcs. chicken leg quarters
  • 1/4 cup tuba vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup clear softdrinks
  • juice from 5 pcs. kalamansi
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • lemon grass hearts, bruised
  • small piece of ginger, pounded slightly and minced
  • 1 tbsp. liquid seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • annatto oil (for basting)
  • Cut each leg quarter into two - separating the drumstick and the thigh.
  • Combine all rest of the ingredients, except the annatto oil and marinate the chicken into the mixture for at least 6 hours.
  • Skewer the chicken pieces and roast over coal, basting from time to time until cooked.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and choice of dip / condiments.
Personal Notes:
  • To make the annatto oil, heat some oil and put some annatto seeds and stir until the oil changes in color. Discard the seeds and use the oil in basting the chicken.
  • Popular dip for this dish would be the soy sauce-kalamansi juice-vinegar mix, though I also add in some minced garlic in my own dip.
  • Achara (pickled young papaya) is also a good side dish for this one.
  • I agree that it is very difficult to grill chicken because at times the meat inside tends to be raw even if it was burning outside... for this, you can also boil your chicken pieces in its own marinade (halfway done only), before grilling it.
Now that my craving for chicken inasal has been satisfied... time for me to think of a different chicken dish again. :)

*** Jenn ***


u8mypinkc00kies said...

i love chicken inasal! :D

☺lani☺ said...

I love chicken inasal too! yum!

Bogie said...

It's 10PM and I haven't have dinner yet. I was drooling while looking at your Chicken Inasal photo.

Fe said...

sa picture pa lang mukhang masarap na.

jellybelly said...

My absolute favorite. Hoping I could try your recipe. I first ate inasal at Chicken House in Bacolod in the 80s. Couldn't forget the taste.

~Char said...

I miss Chicken Inasal! thanks for the recipe!!

*MrsMartinez* said...

wow! thanks for sharing your recipe!

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}