Pinaupong Manok (Sitting Chicken)

This is my ultimate comfort food paired with steamed rice. And is the easiest Filipino dish to make mainly because it has only two ingredients: chicken and salt, making it easy on the budget as well.I made it for last night’s dinner.

Pinaupong Manok or Sitting Chicken is named as such because it is made to sit on a bed of salt. It is then cooked on a very low fire. The salt then draws out the chicken’s oil and juices and is cooked on the steam that it generates giving the chicken a very natural flavor.

This is served with a dunking/dipping sauce made with soy sauce and calamansi. You can also add siling labuyo/chili pepper to make it spicy. The chicken drippings is also very tasty and is perfect over steaming hot rice.


Pinaupong Manok (Sitting Chicken)


  • 5 tbsp Rock Salt
  • 1 whole Chicken

for the dipping sauce:

  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • juice of 3 calamansi


  1. Rub the skin of the chicken with rock salt.
  2. Put whatever rock salt is left at the bottom of the pot.
  3. Put chicken inside the pot.
  4. Cook in a very slow fire for around 45 minutes.
  5. Serve with the mixture of soy sauce and calamansi as dipping sauce.

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7 Responses

  1. wow! paano ba iyan gawin?sobrang interested ako gumawa nito, let me know naman..please…….:)

  2. wwow!!ang sarap naman ng pinaupong chicken mo!! na-mimiss ko na rin ang pinoy sawsawan!walang calamansi dito(T_T)

  3. i bet this is native chicken? tama ba? by the looks of its wings o..hehehe…hahaizz..i think i can eat a whole lot when i get back home..(drooling)

  4. I just chose a whole chicken from my freezer to see which one fits the slowcooker. Maybe I can cook it tomorrow!


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