how to make Chicken inasal

Chicken inasal is a popular Filipino dish made with marinated chicken that is grilled to perfection and served with a variety of dipping sauces. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make your own Chicken Inasal at home:


  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Banana leaves or aluminum foil, for grilling
  • Steamed rice, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, black pepper, and cumin. Place the chicken in a large resealable bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the excess marinade. Wrap the chicken in banana leaves or aluminum foil.
  4. Grill the chicken for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through.
  5. Serve the Chicken Inasal with steamed rice and your favorite dipping sauces.

Tips and Variations

  • For a more authentic flavor, try using coconut vinegar instead of lemon juice in the marinade.
  • If you don’t have a grill, you can also bake the chicken in the oven at 375°F for 30-35 minutes, or until it is cooked through.
  • For a spicy twist, try adding some sliced chili peppers or a spoonful of chili paste to the marinade.
  • Serve the Chicken Inasal with a variety of dipping sauces, such as soy sauce, vinegar, or a spicy chili sauce.


Chicken Inasal is a delicious and flavorful Filipino dish that is perfect for a satisfying meal. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of prep work, you can enjoy the bold flavors of the Philippines in the comfort of your own home.

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