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Leftover Lechon Manok Recipe Ideas

October 26, 2020 9:00 am

Creativity is in the Filipino blood. We don’t run out of ideas that easily—especially in the kitchen. Here’s proof: after a nice Pinoy celebration, leftovers are always used creatively for tomorrow’s (or the next few days’) meals! It’s like an unspoken Filipino tradition, and that is nothing but admirable!

So, say, you have leftover Lechon Manok for dinner, don’t fret! Magic can be done with leftovers. All you need is a little bit of creativity and a kitchen that’s ready for a rocking cooking session! Read on to learn how to bring life to yummy Lechon Manok leftovers! Surprise your family with these awesome and creative Pinoy recipe ideas. Trust us, they wouldn’t notice it’s made of leftovers!


Let’s start off the list with something healthy and tasty! With a few shredded leftover Lechon Manok bits, you can make this wondrous salad that would easily be your children’s new favorite. Run to the kitchen and try making this yummy Chicken Potato Salad recipe!

In a pot, add in your sliced potatoes and boil it until tender. Check a piece from time to time using a fork—make sure it’s tender, but not mushy. When it’s all good, drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set the potatoes aside!

In another pan, take your shredded Lechon Manok bits and sear it slightly—be careful not to burn it. Add in your mushrooms and continue searing. Add garlic and saut é everything for another minute.

Finally, add in your boiled potatoes, season with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix, and give it all a final minute to cook. Transfer it to a plate, drizzle with lemon juice, sprinkle some lemon zest, and top it off with cilantro! Enjoy!

Try our Chicken Potato Salad recipe   made more flavorful with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix!


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


If you’re looking for a Filipino lunch idea , you can never go wrong with this—sizzling hot plate, scrumptious Lechon Manok bits, all married up with aromatic spices! This Lechon Manok Sisig recipe will make lunch with the fam a fun one!

Get a bowl and mix your chopped Lechon Manok bits, soy sauce and vinegar. Set this mixture aside and heat up a pan. Put in some butter, garlic, and bell peppers and allow it to cook for a bit. Add in your Lechon Manok mixture and let it sizzle away! To taste, season with AJI SHIO® Pepper Seasoning Mix and add a dollop of mayonnaise, stir to coat chicken bits evenly. Easy, ‘di ba?

Try our Lechon Manok Sisig recipe  made more scrumptious with AJI SHIO® Pepper Seasoning Mix!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


For merienda, why don’t we go for something different? How about a fresh, tangy, salad toast with a bit of a kick that will certainly be a constant merienda request by the fam! This recipe idea is so easy to make—there’s no cooking involved! Try making Kiwi Chicken Salad Toast!

To start, just grab a bowl and combine your diced kiwi, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, black pepper, salt, and for a burst of savory flavor— AJI-SHIO ® Garlic! Mix it all well and add your chopped onions, celery, jalape ño, and shredded Lechon Manok bits into the kiwi mixture. Have fun mixing! Fold it all in until it’s all mixed evenly!

Ready your toast and top it off with your yummy Kiwi-Lechon Manok mixture. And for some extra heat, you may add sriracha and cilantro on top!

Try our Kiwi Chicken Salad Toast recipe  made more delicious with AJI-SHIO ® Garlic!

Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes


This next leftover recipe is a double win! If you happen to have leftover rice as well, this is the perfect dish to try making in the kitchen! Aromatic, flavorful, nakakabusog—Nasi Goreng! Have a taste of this popular Asian recipe made yummier with leftover Lechon Manok and rice!

In a pan, s aut é your onions and garlic. Add in the shrimp paste, chili flakes, and shredded bits of leftover Lechon Manok. Mix it all well, then add in your cooked rice, soy sauce, pepper, salt and AJI-GINISA® Flavor All Seasoning Mix for a mas malinamnam na sarap!

Once everything is well incorporated, put it on a plate. Then in a pan, fry up an egg! Sunny side up would be great, but if you want it scrambled, go for it!

When that’s done, take a plate and put some of your Lechon Manok rice mixture and top it off with your fried egg! Now that is an egg-citing plate of Lechon Manok Nasi Goreng!

Try our Nasi Goreng recipe  made more delicious with AJI-GINISA® Flavor All Seasoning Mix!

Preparation and Cooking time: 1 hour


And let’s not forget, it’s the ber months! This season is perfect for warm, comforting bowls of soup. Good thing that with your leftover Lechon Manok, you can spruce up a classic Pinoy dish that everyone loves—Chicken Sotanghon Soup! Leveled-up ang sarap ng classic Filipino recipe na ‘to kapag Lechon Manok bits ang sahog! Make sure you give this a try!

Start off by s aut éeing your onions and garlic in a pan until it’s all soft and fragrant—make sure not to burn it! Add in your celery, shredded Lechon Manok bits, chicken stock. Give it time to simmer and boil.

Then, pour in your annatto (atsuete) water and sotanghon noodles. Let it cook for a good 10 minutes, and when it’s almost done, add in your carrots and cabbage at the last minute. Season it with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning for a blast of Umami goodness, then serve!

Try our Chicken Sotanghon Soup recipe here  made more delicious with AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Easy, creative, masarap! For more exciting Filipino recipes you can try, make sure you visit https://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/cookmunity/ ! Happy cooking!