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Filipino Chicken Barbeque


This recipe for Filipino chicken barbecue comes from the orphanage that I worked at for a year. Chicken on skewers, marinated and cooked over an open grill.


  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 lbs. chicken thighs, cut into small pieces (at the shelter they keep the bone in)


  1. Combine all the ingredients except chicken to make a marinade. Marinate the chicken for 3-4 hours.
  2. Start a charcoal grill and let the coals get very hot. You want smoking, flameless coals. Thread the chicken pieces onto wood skewers and place on a metal grate over the coals. Brush with oil and grill until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes.
  3. Repeat the grilling process with the cooked chicken, brushing with oil as necessary, until the outside of the chicken is a deep golden brown with a crispy exterior. Dip in a soy sauce and vinegar mixture with bird’s eye chilis for a little spiciness.
  • Prep Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Keywords: chicken barbecue, filipino chicken, filipino chicken recipe