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Lechon Manok Recipe

This is a recipe for rotisserie or spit-roasted chicken. This is also known as Lechon Manok in Filipino.
Prep Time6 hrs
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time9 hrs
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 2 to 3 lbs. whole chicken


  • 4 thumbs ginger crushed
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 5 pieces dried bay leaves crumbled
  • 1 stalk lemongrass bottom part crushed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ¾ cups 7-up


  • 1 stalk crushed lemongrass tanglad
  • 2 bunches of green onions dahon ng sibuyas


  • In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients. Mix well.
  • Place the chicken inside a large re-sealable bag. Pour the marinade in the bag with the chicken. Put the onion and lemongrass inside the cavity. Seal and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove the chicken from the bag and then stuff with fresh lemongrass and green onion.
  • Prepare to roast the chicken on the grill by skewering the entire fowl on a spit and secure both sides with a grill fork.
  • Spit-roast (or i-litson in Tagalog) for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until the chicken is done
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with lechon manok sauce and atchara.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g