Chicken is one of the favorite meat of Filipinos. We have different recipe for chicken. We have the traditional fried chicken, roasted chicken, chicken tinola, and afritada to name a few. However, I guess, fried and roasted chicken recipes are among our favorite.
In our household, we usually eat roasted chicken bought from one of the local rotisserie near are home. It’s our go to food whenever we are too lazy to cook. I both love fried and roasted chicken. Fried chicken has its distinct crispy skin which everyone loves, while roasted chicken has this extra smoky flavor added to the chicken.
Another way to cook chicken similar to that of roasting is pinaupong manok. Pinaupong manok which literally means seated chicken is cook in a pot with thick bed of salt inside. The chicken is placed inside the pot and cooked under low to medium heat. The salt acts as an insulator and emits steam that will helps in cooking the chicken. It’s like baking using your trusted stove.
My mom already marinated the chicken with soy sauce marinate and left it in the fridge overnight. I added a couple of tablespoons of Italian seasoning into the salt for added flavor. This pinaupong manok recipe gives the chicken that distinct hint of smoky flavor which you can achieve by roasting or grilling the chicken.
Pair your pinaupong manok with fresh tomato salsa and chili soy sauce sauce. If you are worried that the chicken will be too salty because of the too much salt, do not worry. This pinaupong manok recipe will take about an hour and a half to cook. The result is a fork tender and juicy chicken.
Just another tip, lay some banana leaves on the salt before placing the chicken, which I realized when the chicken was cooked. This will prevent the chicken from sticking to the salt.
|1 whole dressed chicken|
|4 Tablespoons||Soy Sauce|
|4 Tablespoons||Oyster Sauce|
|4 Tablespoons||Calamansi Juice|
|1 tablespoon||Italian Seasoning|
|6 cloves||Garlic, chopped|
|1 bulb||Onion, chopped|
|3 thumb-sized||Ginger, smashed|
|1 teaspoon||Italian Seasoning|
|3 – 4 cups||Salt, depending on the size of your pot|
|2 Tablespoons||Italian Seasoning|
Thoroughly clean the chicken.
Combine marinade in a bowl. Set aside.
Combine the Stuffings and stuffed into the chicken. Drizzle the chicken with the marinade. Also pour some of the marinade inside of the chicken. Marinate overnight.
Bring out the chicken from the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking.
Combine salt and Italian seasoning. Place the salt mixture in pot. Put the banana leaf on top of the salt. Place the chicken and cover. Cook over low heat for an 1 hour and 20 minutes. Increase heat to medium high for 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken is golden brown.
Served with fresh tomato salsa and soy sauce dipping sauce.
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Flavorful Pinaupong Manok
- 1 Whole Dressed Chicken
- 4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 4 Tablespoons Oyster Suace
- 1 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
- 6 cloves Garlic chopped
- 1 bulb Onion chopped
- 3 thumb-sized Ginger smashed
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 3-4 Cups Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
- Thoroughly clean the chicken.
- Combine marinade in a bowl. Set aside.
- Combine the Stuffings and stuffed into the chicken. Drizzle the chicken with the marinade. Also pour some of the marinade inside of the chicken. Marinate overnight.
- Bring out the chicken from the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking.
- Combine salt and Italian seasoning. Place the salt mixture in pot. Put the banana leaf on top of the salt. Place the chicken and cover. Cook over low heat for an 1 hour and 20 minutes. Increase heat to medium high for 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken is golden brown.