Lechon manok or roasted chicken is one of the famous food in the Philippines, besides adobo ofcourse.
This is my own recipe for this yummy lechon manok.
For the marinate.
1cup carbonated drink ( like sprite, cola or 7-up)
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
Half lemon squeezed
3 cloves garlic minced
1 onion cut into chunks
3 pcs Spring onions
3 stalks lemon grass
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 tbsp oil
Mix the marinade and dip in chicken, be sure to coat the whole chicken with it (and the tummy part as well). Put the lemongrass, spring onions and garlic in the tummy of the chicken and marinate it for 1-2 days.
Grill or roast the chicken in 180°c for 40 minutes to 1 hour (depending how much the chicken weights - a kilo should be done in 1 hour.
For the mango and tomato salsa.
2 pcs not so ripe mangoes (sliced into small chunks)
3 pcs tomatoes (sliced into small chunks)
1 red onion (sliced into small chunks)
3 stalks coriander (minced)
Half of the lemon
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
Few drops of olive oil
Salt and pepper
Mix the vinegar, lemon, sugar, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Marinate the onio, mangoes and coriander for about 30 minutes. Add the minced chili and tomatoes and served.