Chicken Kelaguen - in Depth

Chicken Kelaguen - in Depth created by Pikake21

This is a spicy (hot) chicken dish from Guam. This version is more work than my other one, but is richer in flavor, in my opinion. Be careful with the hot peppers! Wear gloves if possible, and wash your hands thoroughly after, not touching your face.

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  • Mix soy sauce with lemon juice. Add finely chopped onion and peppers. Let sit a few days in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend.
  • Marinate the chicken in the Finadene sauce overnight. Grill/broil the chicken, basting with the sauce. After it is done, cool the chicken, debone and shred it.
  • Open the coconut and discard the liquid inside. Grate the coconut meat. After the coconut is grated, pick it up in your hands and squeeze it over a bowl to collect the milk. Mix the milk with an equal amount of lemon juice and chill.
  • Mix the green onions, peppers, and coconut meat to the chicken. Slowly mix the coconut milk and lemon juice into the chicken, stirring well.
  • Serve warm on or in pita bread.
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"This is a spicy (hot) chicken dish from Guam. This version is more work than my other one, but is richer in flavor, in my opinion. Be careful with the hot peppers! Wear gloves if possible, and wash your hands thoroughly after, not touching your face."

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  1. Jenny L.
    Hi! I have so many questions and hope you can help!!! If I am using an already cooked rotisserie chicken- I am not marinating this in anything right? So no need to make the finidene sauce? I am not using a coconut, so I have canned coconut milk and a bag of unsweetened shredded coconut- how much of this do I use and how much of lemon goes into my shredded chicken? Thank you.
  2. Ibdnaofusa
    This is my favorite dish!!!
  3. LuvMyBabies
    Awesome recipe! Very authentic. I even add powder lemon powder in the end. Delish!!! Thank u so much for sharing!
  4. Chef Nasus
    THIS is true Chicken Kelaguen. Boonie peppers would have been the kicker over the top.
  5. Zandra
    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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