Chicken Inasal By Momma Cuisine
  • 40 Min. Prep
  • 25 Min. Cook
  • 4-6 Servings
  • 617 Calories

This traditional, two-step chicken inasal recipe is as simple as it gets but results in an absolute Filipino classic. An overnight marinade ensures the chicken packs a real punch, while the inclusion of a Knorr® Liquid Seasoning contributes an additional layer of flavor.

  • 2 tsp annatto seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3-4 inches ginger, rough slice
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sinamak or white vinegar (See Knorr Sinamak recipe)
  • 1/2 cups Knorr Liquid Seasoning

Take a small sauce pot and add the vegetable oil and annatto seeds in it. Gently heat the oil on low to extract the flavor and color of the annatto seeds. Do not cook the seeds on a high temperature to avoid burning it. Stir the entire time and cook for only about 2 minutes. Take off the heat and set aside to cool.


In a large mixing bowl, add the chicken, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar and Knorr Liquid Seasoning . Marinate for at least 1 hour.


Heat the grill. Add the chicken to the grill and cook evenly. About three quarters of the way until the chicken is fully cooked, start to brush the chicken with the annatto oil to enhance the flavor and color.