Chicken Inasal
From Bacolod

Chicken Inasal from the Filipino City of Bacolod has an earthy-peppery taste with a hint of nutmeg and a slight citrus flavor. 

Colored With Lipstick

The key ingredient is annatto or achiote powder. This spice from the “lipstick tree” colors the chicken orange-red and is very popular in Latin and Filipino cooking.

Chili Vinegar Dipping Sauce

Optionally, add a chili vinegar dipping sauce made with fresh or dried chilies:

1 cup vinegar
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
1-2 fresh red chilis, finely sliced, or red chili flakes to taste
1 tbsp agave syrup or sugar
salt & pepper to taste

In a BOWL, mix all ingredients. 
Cover and set aside in the fridge for 1-3 days.

The Inasal Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Annatto, lemongrass, lemon peel, ginger

Print Recipe
Chicken Inasal
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword annatto, lemongrass
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut lengthwise, then into 1-inch strips
  • 8 oz mung bean sprouts
  • 1/2 English cucumber cut into very thin strips
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 2 cup rice Jasmine
  • oil
  • salt & pepper
For the marinade
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled, crushed
  • 2 tbsp sugar brown
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Annatto, lemongrass, lemon peel, ginger
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword annatto, lemongrass
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut lengthwise, then into 1-inch strips
  • 8 oz mung bean sprouts
  • 1/2 English cucumber cut into very thin strips
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 2 cup rice Jasmine
  • oil
  • salt & pepper
For the marinade
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled, crushed
  • 2 tbsp sugar brown
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Annatto, lemongrass, lemon peel, ginger
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Season chicken with salt & pepper to taste.
  2. In a BOWL, mix Inasal Spices with the ingredients for the marinade.
  3. Add chicken. Mix well. Cover.
  4. Let marinate in the fridge for 3-24 hours.
Rice
  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
Salad
  1. In a BOWL, mix 1 tbsp lime juice with 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Add sprouts and cucumber. Mix well and season with salt & pepper to taste.
Fry
  1. In a PAN, fry chicken over high heat until they are cooked and turn brown.
  2. Add 1 tbsp oil and fry another 2 minutes.
Serve
  1. Serve chicken with rice and salad.
  2. Optional: Add a chili vinegar dipping sauce.
  3. Enjoy!