Traditional Chicken Keleguin

Traditional Chicken Keleguin


"This is a traditional Guam recipe for Chicken Keleguin (Keleguin Mannok). I hope you like it and enjoy."


1 h 40 m servings 383 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 383 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 30.6 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place whole chicken into a roasting pan. Roast in the oven for 1 hour, or until the leg moves easily within its socket. Remove from the oven, and allow the chicken to cool slightly.
  2. Remove the skin from the chicken and discard. Tear the meat from the bones, and chop into small pieces. Discard bones, and place the chicken in a large bowl. Stir in green onions and grated coconut. Sprinkle liberally with lemon juice. Season with salt and red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust amounts of lemon juice, salt and red pepper so that one does not overwhelm the others.
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  1. 39 Ratings


I was stationed in Guam almost 20 years ago and have thought about keleguin a number of times, and now thanks to Al Gore I have the internet(ha ha). Anyway the locals would use Keleguin on chic...

Delicious! I made this with chicken breast once and a rotisserie chicken another time. Both were great. We ate it over coconut rice, but it can be eaten cold as a chicken salad or warm.

This recipe is traditional chicken keleguen from the island of Guam. please try it, I promise you will love it!!!

I've lived on Guam my whole life and this is definitely a traditional dish made as is, and of course delicious. Now living California, it can be difficult to get a fresh coconut, not to mention ...

A small flexible knife will do wonders for getting the meat out of the coconut's curved shell. Thought the ingredients looked like an odd mix, but i was in the mood to be adventurous. The recip...

Great rolled in a warm tortilla!

Had a coconut and tried this recipe out. Delicious. Entire family enjoyed it. Definitely a keeper.

Made this for one night of our church's first missions conference. Everyone loved it! The flavor was extremely unusual and good.

Great recipe. I made it using a store bought roasted chicken when I needed something fast. Everyone loved it.