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Lechon Manok sa Kawali (Roasted Chicken in a Pot)

This is a easy to cook chicken in a pot dish which is also called lechon manok sa kawali.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken in a pot, lechon manok sa kawali
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 1/2 kilo whole dressed chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black peppercorns
  • banana leaves for lining the pot
  • 4 pcs laurel leaves
  • 1 head garlic crushed
  • 3 pcs red onions chopped
  • 3 to 6 stems lemon grass tanglad


    How to cook Lechon Manok sa Kawali:

    • Mix the salt and pepper in a small bowl and rub it on the skin and in the inside of the dressed chicken.
    • Mix the garlic, onions, laurel leaves in small bowl and stuff it inside the chicken. Tie the lemon grass into a knot and stuff it inside the chicken.
    • Prepare a medium size wok that will fit the whole chicken and brush it with a little cooking oil. Then line it with banana leaves. Place the chicken breast side down on the wok. Cover with some banana leaves and cover with the lid of the wok.
    • Light up the stove in a low flame and cook for about one hour. Uncover and turn it upside down, cover with banana leaves and the lid then cook it again for another 30 minutes.
    • Remove from the wok after cooking and transfer to a serving platter. Serve with your favorite lechon sauce.