Chicken Inasal Recipes You Can Make At Home
A typical chicken inasal marinade tastes of lemongrass and vinegar.
The chicken inasal¬†marinade¬†might¬†be a well-guarded recipe, but¬†a few things are sure:¬†the typical¬†chicken¬†inasal¬†marinade has notes of lemongrass¬†and vinegar.¬†Sometimes, soy sauce is added for its saltiness.
The subtle flavors of the annatto or atsuete oil mix that the chicken is basted with in the last few minutes of its grilling time can also shine through.¬†You'll notice that the oil gives the basting liquid a shine, the annatto seeds the distinct reddish-orange hue, and the butter (or margarine)¬†its buttery and creamy¬†taste. If salt isn't added to the basting liquid, you can dissolve a portion of a chicken stock cube or granules¬†to add¬†another dimension of saltiness.¬†
It's really an inherently simple but super delicious grilled chicken recipe. Ready for some truly awesome grilled chicken recipes that have all these flavors? Here are chicken inasal recipes to try at home:¬†¬†¬† ¬†
1 Marketman's Chicken Inasal Recipe¬†
You may not know him but cook and Zubuchon owner¬†Joel Binamira, also known as Marketman, has a recipe for amazing chicken¬†inasal¬†recipe. He has a great tip for those who want to make a fast and easy chicken inasal: marinate the chicken for 1 hour¬†only, up to 2 hours maximum. That's how fast and easy it is to make his flavorful chicken inasal recipe. This is because the chicken really doesn't need more time in the marinade since too much time will result in¬†the chicken becoming mushy and chalky in texture.
2 Filipino Chicken Inasal¬†Recipe with Soda¬†
What can make this inasal recipe different from other inasal recipes? This recipe¬†uses a very Filipino way of¬†preparing barbecue marinades: it's got lemon-lime soda and calamansi juice. Plus, the marinade is loaded with fresh ginger, onion powder, and brown sugar all ingredients that are commonly seen in many local recipes. Give this recipe a try for a different take on the inasal.¬†
3 Chicken Inasal¬†Recipe¬†with Calamansi¬†
This inasal recipe uses lemongrass in¬†the marinade but there's more. Garlic and ginger play a part in adding flavor to the chicken but, instead of vinegar,¬†it's calamansi that does the job. The calamansi¬†juice ensures that the chicken remains tangy and sour but without the harsh bite of vinegar. It's still basted with¬†an¬†annatto¬†oil mixture so¬†it looks super delicious.¬†
4 Chicken Inasal Skewers Recipe¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
Chicken inasal doesn't have to use bone-in chicken. To make this¬†chicken easier and faster to make,¬†make use of fillets which will marinate in half the time and will cook in half the time, too. You¬†experience the delicious meal without needing to spend too much time preparing and cooking it. How's that for a win-win situation?¬†
5 Chicken Inasal Recipe With Turmeric¬†
Annatto seeds aren't¬†the only natural ingredient that can dye the chicken inasal a lovely golden yellow-orange hue. Turmeric is also a fantastic natural food dye. Also known as luyang dilaw, turmeric is grown in the southern Philippines so it's indigenous to that area and makes a fabulous substitute when you can't find annatto seeds to make into your basting mix.¬†
6 Grilled Chicken with¬†Sinamak¬†Sauce Recipe¬†
The¬†marinade for this grilled chicken seeks to¬†achieve a flavor that is similar to chicken¬†inasal. This is a simplified version that creates a vibrantly hued but flavored annatto oil that serves as the marinade as well as the mixture to use to baste the chicken as it's grilled. No need to¬†make two separate mixtures!
Plus,¬†the flavorful¬†sinamak¬†or spiced vinegar that's served with this¬†inihaw na manok¬†recipe¬†will win over anyone who loves a great tasting grilled chicken meal.
Which of these chicken inasal recipes are you going to try?¬†
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