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Chicken Inasal Air Fryer

Hands down one of the greatest chicken dishes ever! With its distinct flavor and unmistakable aroma, Chicken Inasal is one of the most popular and beloved Filipino dishes. The dish features marinated chicken grilled over charcoal, basted until cooked, and served with various dipping sauces. I used my air fryer for this recipe, which turned out perfect.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x



1 whole chicken

Chicken Inasal Marinade:

4 stalks of lemongrass

2” ginger

5 smashed garlic cloves

2 limes (zest and juice)

2 tbsp of fish sauce

2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp annatto powder

2 red Thai chilis (optional)

Salt and pepper


1/4 cup butter

1 tsp Annatto seeds


  1. In a large bowl with a lid, prep your marinade ingredients.
  2. Smash the end part of the lemongrass and slice thinly. Add to the bowl. 


Chicken Inasal Air Fryer Temperature – 350 degrees, basting every 10 minutes. Air fry for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.

  • Author: Carmen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinating time: 4-8 hours
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: mains
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: filipino

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