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Iloilo’s Nilagpang na Manok

Iloilo's Nilagpang na Manok
Iloilo’s Nilagpang na Manok

“Linagpang na Manok is a Filipino chicken soup originating in Bucari, Iloilo. Linagpang means to roast or barbecue which; is why the name roughly translates to “barbecued chicken” soup. The chicken is roasted and flaked. It is then mixed in a bowl with ginger, onions, tomatoes, basil, and some chili.” Wikipedia

The traditional chicken soup recipe from Iloilo is so delicious because of the Smoky Flavoured soup of roasted or BBQ chicken.

Normally, the chickens are flaked from the bones..but on this recipe chicken bones are included. You may want to flake the chicken for an authentic take on this recipe. It’s a quick and easy recipe for any busy day and budget friendly too. Happy cooking!

Iloilo’s Nilagpang na Manok


2-3 pcs leftover roasted native chicken
3 tbsp ginger, sliced
1 bundle of petchay
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 cups of water
1 small onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, crushed
salt & pepper (as desired)
chili peppers, chopped
chopped fresh basil, (optional)


1. Heat oil in a cooking pan.
2. Saute garlic and onion for a minute.
3. Add-in chicken and sauté for a few minutes, add ginger and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Pour-in water and bring it to a boil.
5. Add-in pechay, chili peppers and chopped basil. Cook for a minute.
6. Turn off heat, then serve.
7. Share and happy eating!

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