Recipe of the Month

Filipino Grilled Chicken

There is a reason why Filipino cuisine is known as the original fusion cuisine across the globe. Filipino dishes always seem to surprise and delight, with their distinct taste, creativity, and diversity. This Grilled Chicken recipe uses a classic Filipino marinade called ‘adobo’ and its salty-tangy soy-vinegar blend pairs perfectly with chicken. Easy to prepare ahead of time, this dish is ideal for summer get-togethers as it can be dished up in a flash straight from the BBQ.



> 3 cups water 
> 1 cup coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar 
> 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 
> 1/2 cup tamari or soy sauce 
> 1/4 cup Asian fish sauce 
> 10 garlic cloves, crushed 
> 2 tablespoons sugar 
> 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 
> 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 
> 5 whole star anise pods 
> 5 bay leaves 
> Two 3 1/2-pound chickens, cut into 8 pieces each 
> Canola oil, for brushing 
> Kosher salt 
> Freshly ground black pepper


You can find all of the ingredients to make this delicious grilled chicken dish in our Fresh Food Market on Level 3. Burim and the team from Green Village Poultry can get you sorted with the main ingredient… chicken! For all of the ‘adobo’ essentials The Dandenong Grocery Market is your one-stop-shop. You could also opt for a vegetarian version, pick-up some large eggplants from Market Place Fresh to marinate and grill in the same way you would the chicken.   



Step 1
In a large, sturdy resealable plastic bag, combine all of the ingredients except the oil, salt and pepper. Shake to evenly distribute the chicken and adobo marinade; seal the bag, pressing out the air. Refrigerate overnight.

Step 2
Remove the chicken from the marinade. Pat the chicken dry and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 3
Meanwhile, light a grill. Brush the chicken with oil and season with salt and black pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest parts registers 165°, about 30 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


Recipe and image sourced and adapted from:

Market Place

Market Place is located within our Level 3 Fresh Food Market.

With a wide array of the freshest locally sourced produce, you are sure to find your favourite fruit and vegetables and discover many more!

Be sure to check out The Market Place Halal Butcher inside the store on your next visit.