Lechon Manok

Lechon Manok was one the big hits of the 80′s that stayed longer than his street counterparts , Shawarma. a Lechon Manok popped out like mushrooms in the streets of Manila. Certainly this is one of the best and healthy way of cooking a chicken.

This recipe is something you can do for special occassions. You can cook it outside in a pitsburn or in your oven.


1 whole dressed chicken

1 teasepoon of iodized salt

1 tablespoon of butter (about 10 to 15 g)

2 tablespoon of soy sauce

1 whole garlic

one bunch of lemon grass (tanglad)

3 bay leaves (laurel leaves)

some pepper



Start by cleaning the chicken. Wash and pat it dry with paper towel. Rub some salt on the surface and on inside cavity of the chicken. Rub the skin with butter, garlic, soy sauce and pepper. Inside the chicken cavity put the bay leaves, lemon grass, half of the garlic and some pepper. Roast for about an hour (depending on the size) at 210° celsius. Serve with spicy vinegar and chopped onions or Sarsa ng lechon.

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Comments: 10

  1. cat g. June 17, 2009 at 2:20 am Reply

    what was the soy sauce for? i would like to try this recipe. thanks!

  2. Andot's July 11, 2009 at 5:11 am Reply

    we are willing to pay anyone who can give us the right directions & complete ingredients of lechon manok.pls contact us with this cel number. 09082790394. thanks

  3. josie santos July 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm Reply


    I am interested, in putting up a small business w/c is “LITSON MANOK” Can you please, send me a proposal or idea on how much do I need to invest to start this kind of business and any idea as to how long is the ROI, possible cash out on the initial inventory and operation. do you have idea on how to operate this kind business. Aside from LITSON MANOK do you still have other business to introduce?



  4. Evangeline Fernano October 30, 2010 at 11:03 am Reply

    pls give me advise on how to start this business coz i am 1 of the interested entrepreneur… The ingredients and sauce of the chicken need very important. How i am going to have a direct contact with you about this matter….pls give me also your number on my email -add.Hoping your kind and consideration soon… thanks and more power…

  5. Art M.C.Jr. December 24, 2010 at 4:19 am Reply

    Many thnks! Merry Xmas!!

  6. gerald June 22, 2011 at 5:22 am Reply

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  7. Jona February 8, 2012 at 11:40 am Reply

    Can you give me the breakdown of the capital to produce lechon manok business including licensing?
    What would be the daily volume sales to make a break even wherein ther is no loss or gain?
    Thank you.

  8. sheena February 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm Reply

    pra saan po ang soy sauce? i would love to try this recipe.

    • Hilda July 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm Reply

      It is used for the marinade, you can be inventive and try other marinating ingredients like kalamansi, lemon and other herbs if you wish :-)

  9. arlene urate July 28, 2012 at 8:38 am Reply

    i am interested to put up a small “lechon manok” business, could you give me some proposals, how much will i have to invest ang how long is the ROI?

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