Chicken inasal

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

Chicken inasal, commonly known simply as inasal, is a Filipino variant of roast chicken, marinated in a mixture of Calamansi - a Filipino citrus reminiscent of lemon, orange and lime, pepper, coconut vinegar and annato, 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, or greater galangal, a kind of ginger). A common dish in the Visayas, especially the Negros, 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" [1] which is the Ilonggo word for chicken. Many restaurant chains are famous for serving inasal, like Bacolod Chicken Inasal and Mang Inasal, which originated in Iloilo City.

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  1. ^ "Manokan Country". Unofficial Guide, Philippines. Retrieved March 22, 2018.