Friday, July 22, 2016

Lechon Manok Barbecue Chicken Sliders

My wife left for Manila today to help out one of my daughters who had to transfer to a different room from her dormitory.  So I was left with the cooking chores but I had to drive them to the bus terminal first.  Considering that I did not have enough time to do a proper lunch, I had to figure out what I could do quickly but is not ordinary.  So I figured, why not re-purpose lechon manok (Filipino roasted chicken) and use it as the main ingredient for a BBQ slider?  Why not?  So on the drive back home, I stopped by the ever reliable Baliwag Lechon stand and got me one lechon manok.  I just asked them to halve it into two instead of chopping it up into smaller pieces.  

Since it was only me and my eldest daughter who were going to have lunch, the recipe that I will be sharing is for 2 people.  When I got home, my daughter asked, what is for lunch?  I replied, Lechon Manok.  And she had this look like she wanted to ask why.  She was surprised on the outcome of our lunch.  She couldn't believe it that I could do this with a lechon manok.  While having lunch, I asked her if I could repeat this recipe and she said yes!  So there were 9 mini dinner rolls, I had 5 and my daughter had 4.  She was satisfied with lunch.

one half lechon manok, shredded
Shred lechon manok
marby dinner rolls
I decided to use this kind of dinner rolls, enough for two
dinner rolls sliced in half
Slice dinner rolls in half

spread chicken on bottom part of dinner rolls
Spread chicken on bottom half of dinner rolls

smother with bbq sauce
Smother chicken with BBQ sauce
BBQ sauce that I used
I used this BBQ sauce, Kraft slow simmered original BBQ sauce

cheddar cheese on top of chicken
Place cheddar cheese on top of chicken, enough to cover, I used 9 slices
add parsley flakes on top of cheese
Sprinkle parsley flakes on top of cheese
half of dinner rolls
Put other half of dinner roll and pour melted butter on top

lechon manok BBQ chicken sliders
Lechon Manok BBQ chicken sliders finished product

lechon manok BBQ chicken sliders, another view
Another view of my lechon manok BBQ chicken sliders

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Lechon Manok BBQ Chicken Sliders

This is a western inspired recipe with a Filipino twist. I used Lechon manok which is the Filipino version of roasted chicken. I also used Cheddar cheese slices instead of the original cheese required, which was Jack Pepper. I also included the chicken skin for more flavor.

  • 1/2 Lechon manok (Filipino style roasted chicken)
  • 1 pack Marby mini dinner rolls
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 small onions, sliced into rings
  • 9 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley flakes
  • melted butter (enough to cover dinner rolls)

  1. Shred the 1/2 Lechon manok and discard the bones.
  2. Slice dinner rolls in half horizontally.
  3. Put the shredded chicken on the bottom half of the dinner rolls.
  4. Pour BBQ sauce on chicken.
  5. Add sliced onions on top, distribute evenly.
  6. Cover with Cheddar cheese slices.
  7. Sprinkle parsley flakes on top of cheese.
  8. Cover with the top part of the dinner rolls and pour melted butter.
  9. Bake at 375 deg F for 20 minutes.
  10. Slice and serve hot.