Chicken Kelaguin (Guamanian Spicy Chicken)

J. White Harris


This recipe is one of my favorites. In Guam the chicken is normally grilled over a wood fire. I usually cook it over charcoal, but I have used boiled and rotrissere chicken with good results.


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6 to 8
20 Min
35 Min


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2-3 lb.
whole chicken fryer
1 small
onion, chopped
6 small
hot peppers, chopped (or less, to taste)
1/2 c
lemon or lime juice (i use lime juice)
1 Tbsp
1 c
grated fresh coconut (optional)

How to Make Chicken Kelaguin (Guamanian Spicy Chicken)


  • 1Cut chicken in half and sprinkle with salt. place in a broiler pan or over charcoal. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn over and cook until done but still juicy.
  • 2Remove chicken from bone and chop.
  • 3Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings, don't skimp on the salt. Chill at least one hour. Serve with tortillas or crackers.

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About Chicken Kelaguin (Guamanian Spicy Chicken)

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Guamanian

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