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How To Cook Oven Roasted Chicken Inasal

A great alternative to the charcoal grilled chicken inasal! This tasty oven roasted whole chicken inasal is definitely a great food to serve in special occasion like this coming Holidays!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken inasal, oven roasted chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Manny


Chicken Inasal Ingredients:

  • 1 whole dressed chicken

Ingredients for the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut vinegar or palm vinegar
  • 2 stalks lemongrass chopped
  • 3 stalks lemongrass tied into a knot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch ginger chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Ingredients for basting:

  • Annatto oil 1/4 cup cooking oil + 1 Tbsp. annato seeds
  • marinade

For the dipping sauce:

  • soy sauce
  • red hot chilies
  • calamansi juice


How To Cook Oven Roasted Chicken Inasal

  • Wash and drain the dressed chicken and remove the tail gland.
  • Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Get a large transparent plastic bag or zip lock large enough to put the whole chicken. Then put the chicken inside and pour the marinade with the herbs and spices.
  • Seal the plastic bag by tying the open end into a knot. Turn the bag with the chicken to distribute the marinade all over.
  • Put in the refrigerator and marinate overnight for best results.
  • The following day, remove the chicken from the bag and drain in a colander. Reserve the marinade for basting.
  • Make annato oil by frying the annato seeds in cooking oil until the reddish color appears in the oil. Strain the seeds and mix with 1/2 cup of the marinade. Set aside for basting the chicken later.
  • Stuff the chicken with the herbs from the marinade and 3 stalks of lemongrass tied into a knot.
  • Skew the chicken with the skewer if you are going to use a rotisserie. Tie the legs with cooking twine to close the cavity. If not using a rotisserie oven, just put the chicken in a rack on the baking pan.
  • Put the chicken in the oven and roast it for 30 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius. Then remove from oven and baste with annatto oil mixture.
  • Put back in the oven and roast it for another 60 minutes depending on the size of your chicken. The bigger the chicken, the longer the cooking time.
  • When golden brown and cooked, remove from oven and remove the twine. Then serve with dipping sauce combining soy sauce, kalamansi juice and red chili peppers.