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Pinaupong Manok sa Asin

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 whole dressed chicken cleaned
  • 1 bunch lemongrass
  • 1 bunch leeks or green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 to 3 cups coarse see salt
  • banana leaf


  • Rub 3 tablespoons of salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper all over the chicken. Make sure that you also rub the seasonings in the chicken cavity for optimal flavor. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
  • Stuff the lemongrass and leeks inside the chicken.
  • Arrange the remaining salt on the cooking pot by spreading it to cover space.
  • Place the banana leaf on top of the salt.
  • Place the chicken over the banana leaf. Note: I use a small can of tomato sauce to help the chicken securely sit. Simply insert the can in the cavity.
  • Turn the heat on to medium and steam for 80 to 90 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the cooking pot and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve with a dipping sauce composed of fish sauce and lemon or calamansi.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g