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Pinaupong Manok
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5 from 2 votes

How to Cook Pinaupong Manok sa Asin (Chicken Roasted on Rock Salt)

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 whole dressed chicken about 1 kilo
  • 1 kilo rock salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bundle of tanglad leaves
  • 1 bulb red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon patis or fish sauce
  • 1 piece banana leaf for lining the rock salt bed


    How to cook pinaupong manok:

    • In a large clay pot, pour the rock salt in the bottom and line with banana leaf. Set aside.
    • Clean the chicken thoroughly inside and out. Drain afterwards for a few minutes.
    • Then rub with a patis and pepper inside and out thoroughly.
    • Peel the onion and slice into quarters. Wash the lemon grass and cut the root and weed out the dried leaves.
    • Pound it using the blunt edge of the knife and tie the whole bunch into a knot so the leaves won't scatter.
    • Stuff the chicken cavity with crushed garlic, sliced onion and lemon grass.
    • Arrange the chicken into the claypot in a sitting position with the opening of the cavity facing down so that the heat will penetrate inside the chicken cavity.
    • Cover tightly as much as possible and cook over a slow fire for about 2 hours until the chicken is cooked and tender.
    • You can also use stainless steel pot or a pressure cooker.
    • The cooking time using a stainless steel pot is 1 hour while pressure cooker is only 30 minutes.
    • Please take care not to let the chicken touch the sides of the metal pot.