9 Reviews

This is better the next day than it is the day it is prepared. The chicken really absorbs all of the flavors if you throw it in the fridge overnight. I crave this dish all the time, and since my friend (who would usually make it for me) has moved away, I wasn't sure that I could reproduce it myself! Grating that coconut was a headache, since we don't have the "easy" traditional graters that we hav back on the island. Also, there was little milk to squeeze out of the meat, so I used another can of coconut milk which turned out perfectly. After running out of lemon juice, I finished off with lime juice..and miraculously it turned out WONDERFUL! Thank you so much Lovellama for posting this recipe on here!

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Pikake21 May 28, 2007

This is my favorite dish!!!

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Ibdnaofusa May 26, 2012

Awesome recipe! Very authentic. I even add powder lemon powder in the end. Delish!!! Thank u so much for sharing!

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LuvMyBabies January 20, 2012

THIS is true Chicken Kelaguen. Boonie peppers would have been the kicker over the top.

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Chef Nasus September 14, 2008

Hafa! Kelaguen is the best thing for sure...we love making this, you can buy unsweetened grated coconut at uwajimaya or other asian stores if you're in a hurry ;) this is so good if you use lots of lime :) we also just marinate the chicken in lime salt and pepper and barbeque it until the chicken is just barely done! good job...serve with chammorro tortillas ;)

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Sophia Foley September 05, 2007

This is exactly how I make Chicken Keleguen except that I don't squeeze out the coconut milk. I learned this dish while we were living on Guam and I took a home ec. class at GW High School. We always used red hot Thai peppers, never green but I have since had to use what I can find. Also you may need to add a bit of salt if you aren't serving it with finidini. I usually serve as a salad rather than in a wrap or pita. Fun to see this posted. Thanks.

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Kathy!! August 22, 2007

Very nice recipe. No need to marinate the chicken overnight prior to putting this together though...either way works fine. A faster way is to buy a cooked/roasted whole chicken from Safeway (or other supermarket, if available). The best way to enjoy is during a fiesta with red rice, lumpia, pancit, chicken adobo, and bonelos aga! Hmmm...

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Zandra February 26, 2008

A little Tip: my mom makes this all the time and is well knowned for it. But what she does is just marinates it in salt and pepper. And when it comes time to Barbecue it she cooks until it is fully cooked but still juicy that way the kelaguen isnt dry. You could also try wrapping it like a burrito in a flour tortilla it tastes really good.

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Jenarae May 09, 2007
Chicken Kelaguen - in Depth