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Cebu Lechon Manok
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5 from 4 votes

Cebu Lechon Manok (Baked)

This is a simple lechon manok roasted in the oven. When you think of lechon manok, it should be roasted on burning charcoals skewered on a spit.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: cebu style, lechon manok
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 whole large dressed chicken
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ginger minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 stalks lemon grass
  • 2 pcs saba bananas quartered
  • Aluminum foil


How to cook Baked Cebu Lechon Manok:

  • Rub the skin and inside of the chicken with salt and pepper. Then rub the skin of the chicken with garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
  • Stuff the chicken with lemon grass and bananas. Wrap the chicken tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Roast in a preheated 400 °F oven for about an hour. Then open the foil and let it roast until the skin is golden brown and crisp (approximately 30 minutes or more).
  • Serve with dipping sauce made from a mixture of vinegar, onions and pepper.