Apr 4, 2006

Chicken Inasal


OK, so you got me. I'm a huge fan of barbecues.

So much so that, for a time, I've decreed Friday as our family Inihaw Nite, and on those nights we take out the grill, get things smoking, and have dinner kain sa labas style. Literally, as in out in the garage. Part of the fun having Inihaw Nites, apart from the smoky flavor I really love, is the cowboy-no-frills-dinner we share: we use newspaper as placemats (to absorb any spills, and for easy clean up), eat with our hands, and enjoy the curious glances we get from passers-by. :P

We haven't had an Inihaw Nite for a while; hectic schedules got in the way. But I do try to have barbecue when I can. The most recent was last Sunday, when I made Chicken Inasal for dinner.

Offhand I'd like to apologize to Bacolodnons, as this dish might not be true to the real recipe. Pasensya na po, my recipe's always oido, and I just approximated based on what I recall to be the taste of Bacolod Chicken Inasal we had in Festival Mall. :)

CHICKEN INASAL

What's in it?

1 kg chicken, cut-up

1 1/2 teaspoons iodized salt

1 teaspoon black pepper powder

3-4 stalks tanglad (lemon grass), cut into 2" pieces

5 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 c cooking oil

1 teaspoon atchuete (annato seeds)

Kitchen Conjugations:

Wash chicken pieces, then rub with salt, pepper and lemon grass slices. Set aside and allow to marinate for at least half an hour.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan. Add in minced garlic and atchuete. Stir fry for a minute or until the oil turns deep orange.

Start the grill. Skewer chicken pieces in barbecue sticks, then grill, brushing with the oil-garlic-atchuete mixture from time to time.

Serve with atchara and garlic rice. :)

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Tip : to prevent sticks from getting burned, soak in a basin of water (level of water should be just enough to cover the sticks) while the chicken marinates.





16 comments:

chin said...

hmmm, as an Ilongga chicken inasal is my ever favorite dish. wanted to share with you our home-grown recipe...just soak the chicken overnight in soysauce, vinegar, ginger and sugar then grill!

Jules said...

the secret to making tasty inasal is msg instead of salt and 7-up instead of sugar, and add ginger to the marinade to take away the gamey odor

mike said...

hello i just want to thank you for posting this recipe. tried it and all i can say is WOW SARAP!!!!! thanks again!

Anonymous said...

the inasal marinade i know has calamansi, garlic, tanglad and patis to season, then use the achuete oil to brush while grilling.

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Gene said...

I have shopped around for inasal chicken recipe and I think yours is a combination of all... It seems like simple and authentically local to me... none of those fancy stuff from the other sites... I will definitely try this very soon... thank you for sharing!!!!!

Gene said...

I have shopped around for inasal chicken recipe and I think yours is a combination of all... It seems like simple and authentically local to me... none of those fancy stuff from the other sites... I will definitely try this very soon... thank you for sharing!!!!!

anneski:) said...

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