Ingredients

  • Serves 2-4 people
  • For the chicken: 

    350 g chicken thigh, boneless  

  • 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp lemongrass, finely chopped 

  • 1 tbsp gochuchang (korean red pepper paste)

  • 1 ½ tbsp cane vinegar

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 2 g calamansi with rind (or about 1 tbsp), finely chopped

  • Aluminum foil, 5 meters

  • 15 pcs toothpicks 

  • For the kimchi rice:

    480 g jasmine or japanese rice, cooked

  • 125 g Korean kimchi, roughly chopped    

  • 10 g leeks, thinly sliced

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)

  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds 

  • ½ tbsp Korean chili flakes

  • ½ tbsp garlic, finely chopped

  • Salt, to taste

  • For the sauce:

    3 tbsp honey

  • 2 tsp sesame oil 

  • 1 tbsp gochujang (korean red pepper paste)

  • ½ tbsp cane vinegar 

  • For the garnish (optional):

    10 g leeks, thinly sliced

  • 10 g carrots, shredded

  • 5 g yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 5 g red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 5 g green bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 5 g alfalfa sprouts

  • 5 g parsley, roughly chopped

Rellenong Chicken Inasal Stuffed With Kimchi Rice

Rellenong Chicken Inasal Stuffed With Kimchi Rice

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Besides salt, sour and smoke, I’ve made Filipino’s beloved grilled chicken dish with some peppery sweetness. First, I swapped the usual garlic rice for another flavor hit - kimchi rice, and swirled in a dab of earthy sweet gochujang paste in the chicken marinade. The Korean flavors carry on in the sauce too - I stirred another spoon of Korea’s chili pepper paste into a typical dip of sharp vinegar and calamansi juice. And for an extra crisp chicken skin oozing juice, I flame-torched the chicken. This stuffed chicken dish hails from Ilonggo, a province near Boracay that’s often described as a mini-Manila, where it’s eaten on its own or with warm white rice.
  • Medium
  • 45 min
  • 90 min
  • 15 min
  • 7 steps
  • 27 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 7 steps
  • 27 Ingredients
  • 45 min
  • 90 min
  • 15 min

Directions

  1. Marinate the chicken

    • In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the chicken: garlic, ginger, lemongrass, gochujang, cane vinegar, and soy sauce. Mix well to combine.

    • To the bowl, add the chicken thigh and chopped calamansi. Mix well to ensure the chicken is evenly coated with the sauce.

    • Place the chicken in the fridge to marinate for about 30 to 45 minutes.

    To give the chicken marinade an extra zing, you can add some shredded ginger or lemon/ lime zest. If you have time, you can marinade the chicken overnight to make it more flavorful.

    You may substitute cane vinegar with rice vinegar.

    You may substitute chicken leg with 250 g of pork tenderloin. When using tenderloin, slice the meat into thin 0.5 cm thick pieces. Pound the slices with a meat tenderizer tool.



  2. Prepare the kimchi rice

    • In a separate mixing bowl combine the kimchi, korean chili flakes, gochujang, leeks and garlic. Mix well to combine.

    • Once evenly mixed, pour the mixed ingredients onto the cooked rice. Mix well to combine.

    • To the rice, add the sesame oil and black sesame seeds. Mix well to combine and set aside.

    Prepare the kimchi rice


  3. Prepare the sauce

    • In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the sauce: honey, sesame oil, gochujang, cane vinegar. 

    • Mix with a whisk, until the ingredients are well blended.

    • Set the sauce aside for later.



  4. Stuff the chicken

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees celcius while you stuff the chicken. 

    • Remove the chicken from the fridge and drain to remove excess marinade and herbs.

    • Place the chicken on a clean flat surface, like a chopping board.

    • Scoop 125 g kimchi rice and place in the center of the boneless chicken leg. 

    • Slowly roll the chicken thigh up into a cylinder shape.

    • Seal the edges and both ends with toothpicks to prevent the rice from spilling out.

    Stuff the chicken


  5. Prepare the garnish (optional)

    • Thinly slice the leeks and bell peppers into strips.

    • Wash and drain the alfalfa sprouts.

    • Roughly chop the parsley.

    • Soak the sliced and chopped garnishes in a bath of ice water, this will make them curl up. 

    • Keep them in ice water until they are ready to be used as garnish on top of the chicken, as this ensures their freshness.



  6. Bake the chicken

    • Place the stuffed chicken into a heatproof tray or baking dish. 

    • Place the dish into the oven and bake for about 30 to 45 minutes, or until the meat is fully cooked (when it turns white and opaque).

    • Remove the chicken from the oven.

    • Using a blowtorch, carefully flame torch the chicken skin until golden brown, for about 5 seconds. This makes the chicken skin extra crispy. Let it cool.

    If you do not own a blowtorch, you can skip the step of flame-torching the chicken skin.

    Bake the chicken


Plate and Serve!

  • Place the chicken onto your serving plate.

  • Garnish with the leeks, bell peppers, alfalfa sprouts and parsley (optional).

  • Top the chicken with the sauce and place the extra sauce in a gravy boat or sauce dish on the side. 

  • Your dish is now ready to serve!

Plate and Serve!

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    Ingredients
    • Serves 2-4 people
    • For the chicken: 

      350 g chicken thigh, boneless  

    • 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped

    • 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped

    • 1 tbsp lemongrass, finely chopped 

    • 1 tbsp gochuchang (korean red pepper paste)

    • 1 ½ tbsp cane vinegar

    • 2 tbsp soy sauce

    • 2 g calamansi with rind (or about 1 tbsp), finely chopped

    • Aluminum foil, 5 meters

    • 15 pcs toothpicks 

    • For the kimchi rice:

      480 g jasmine or japanese rice, cooked

    • 125 g Korean kimchi, roughly chopped    

    • 10 g leeks, thinly sliced

    • 3 tbsp sesame oil

    • 1 tbsp gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)

    • 1 tsp black sesame seeds 

    • ½ tbsp Korean chili flakes

    • ½ tbsp garlic, finely chopped

    • Salt, to taste

    • For the sauce:

      3 tbsp honey

    • 2 tsp sesame oil 

    • 1 tbsp gochujang (korean red pepper paste)

    • ½ tbsp cane vinegar 

    • For the garnish (optional):

      10 g leeks, thinly sliced

    • 10 g carrots, shredded

    • 5 g yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

    • 5 g red bell pepper, thinly sliced

    • 5 g green bell pepper, thinly sliced

    • 5 g alfalfa sprouts

    • 5 g parsley, roughly chopped

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