10 Delicious Recipes for Leftover Lechon Manok

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There’s nothing like the mouth-watering aroma and savory flavors of Lechon Manok, the famous Filipino rotisserie chicken. Whether you have it at home with the easy lechon from air fryers nowadays or go for the classic Andoks versus its rival Baliwag or the new-ish Chooks to go, having leftovers can be a great opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. So in this article, we’ll explore 10 Filipino-inspired recipes that you can make with your leftover Lechon Manok.

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Chicken Fried Rice
  1. Lechon Manok Fried Rice. Well, it’s the morning after, you’re rushing for some filling breakfast, or even baon ni Mister. Lechon Manok Fried Rice is a great idea! Plus fried rice is a classic comfort food that’s perfect for any time of day. Simply dice up your Lechon Manok and stir fry with vegetables, eggs, and rice. For a touch of Filipino flavor, add some soy sauce and annatto oil to the mix. Ready to take it to the next level? Add some diced pineapple and you’d think you ended up in Hawaii.
  2. Lechon Manok Sisig. Okay, Sisig is a bit weird but bear with me. Sisig is a popular Filipino dish made from chopped-up meats, usually pork, that are seasoned and sautéed with vinegar and spices. For a delicious twist on the classic recipe, and since you already have your leftover Lechon Manok, you can use that instead.It’s already grilled and smokey, you just need calamansi, onions, and chilies.
  3. Lechon Manok Adobo. Make way for the mommy masters of the kitchen. Leftover Lechon Manok yesterday can be Chicken Adobo today. For my non-Filipino readers, Chicken Adobo is a Filipino dish made with chicken marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and other spices. It is then simmered until tender and served with rice. To make a version with your leftover Lechon Manok, simply shred the meat and simmer in the adobo sauce.
  4. Lechon Manok Arroz Caldo. If you’re thinking of something soupy, Arroz Caldo can be it! This Filipino lugaw “congee” that’s traditionally made with rice, chicken, and ginger, is a perfect recipe especially if you’re down and out from last night. To make a Lechon Manok version, shred your leftover chicken and add it to the rice and ginger broth. Tada!
  5. Lechon Manok Kare-Kare. Now I know Kare Kare has so many steps. But try my version of Vegetable Kare kare here. Traditionally, Kare-Kare is a Filipino stew made with oxtail and vegetables in a peanut sauce. To make a Lechon Manok version, shred the meat and add it to the stew along with the vegetables. Easy!
  6. Lechon Manok Torta. Yup, Chicken and egg met in the pan and became Torta. Lol. Torta is a Filipino dish made with a hearty filling, typically eggplant or meat, then mixed with egg to make an omelette. To make a Lechon Manok torta, simply shred the chicken and mix it with beaten eggs. You can mix with your favorite toppings such as cheese or tomatoes to make it snazzier.
  7. Lechon Manok Quesadilla. Well, why not Quesadillas! Quesadillas are a popular Mexican dish made by stuffing a tortilla with cheese and other ingredients, then cooking it until the cheese melts. To make a Filipino-inspired quesadilla with your leftover Lechon Manok, simply shred the chicken and add it to the tortilla with cheese and your favorite fillings.
  8. Lechon Manok Pasta Salad. Pasta salad is a classic dish that’s perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. To make a Filipino-inspired pasta salad with your leftover Lechon Manok, simply shred the chicken and mix with pasta, vegetables, and a dressing of your choice.
  9. Lechon Manok Croquettes Croquettes are a French dish made with a mixture of mashed potatoes and ingredients that are breaded and fried. To make a Filipino-inspired croquette with your leftover Lechon Manok, simply shred the chicken and mix with mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, and spices.
  10. Lechon Manok Tacos Tacos are a Mexican dish made with a tortilla filled with ingredients of your choice. To make a Filipino-inspired taco with your leftover Lechon Manok, simply shred the chicken and add it to a tortilla with your favorite toppings.

With these 10 recipe ideas, you’ll never have to waste leftover lechon manok again. Each dish is easy to make and packed with flavor, making them perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. Whether you’re in the mood for something simple or something a little more adventurous, there’s a recipe here for everyone. So why not try one today and enjoy the delicious taste of lechon manok in a whole new way?

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