Lemongrass Rotisserie Chicken

Lechon Manok

Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Planet Barbecue

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2010

  • About

The name says it all. Lechón is the Spanish word for suckling pig, a crisp-skinned, succulent glory enjoyed in Spain and throughout Spain’s former colonies. The cellophane-like crispness of the skin and the buttery richness and moistness of the meat are so prized that the dish has given its name to a spit-roasted chicken that shares these attributes. This is Filipino fast food at its best—you’ll find lechón manok shops on virtually every street in Manila. You order it through