Chicken inasal
Chicken inasal served with sinangag
Alternative namesHiligaynon: Inasal nga manok
Coursemain course
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateBacolod, Western Visayas
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientschicken, lime, pepper, vinegar and annatto
Similar dishesInihaw

Chicken inasal, commonly known simply as inasal, is a variant of the Filipino chicken dish known as lechon manok. It is chicken marinated in a mixture of calamansi, pepper, coconut vinegar and annatto, then grilled over hot coals while basted with the marinade. It is served with rice, calamansi, soy sauce, chicken oil and vinegar (often sinamak vinegar, a palm vinegar infused with garlic, chili peppers and langkawas). A common dish in the Visayas, it is a popular specialty in the city of Bacolod, where an entire street market is dedicated to local dishes, particularly inasal. A sign in the heart of the market reads "Manokan Country" (literally "Chicken Country" in Hiligaynon).[1] Many restaurant chains are famous for serving inasal, like Bacolod Chicken Inasal and Mang Inasal, which originated in Iloilo City.

See also


  1. ^ "Manokan Country". Unofficial Guide, Philippines. Archived from the original on August 13, 2020. Retrieved March 22, 2018.