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Ginger-Vinegar Marinade Chicken Recipe Ala Chicken Inasal

Ginger-Vinegar Marinade Chicken Recipe is inspired by the Filipino recipe, Chicken Inasal, a popular Filipino Chicken recipe. This is a recipe that is packed with deliciousness and easy to make.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
marinate for 3 hours 40 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Filpino
Servings 4 people


  • 6 pcs. chicken thighs bone in and skin on
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 10 cloves garlic peeled and pressed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Basting Sauce

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce or regular soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder


  • In a large bowl, place the garlic, ginger, brown sugar, lemon and lime juice, lemon zest, paprika, turmeric, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix all of the ingredients, then add the chicken thighs. Using tongs, rub the marinade until all the meat is well coated. Cover the bowl with chicken and put it into the fridge for at least 1 hour up to 12 hours maximum. Do not marinate the meat overnight because the acid of the vinegar will breakdown the enzymes of the chicken.
  • After marinating the chicken, in a small bowl place the melted butter together with the remaining ingredients of the basting sauce and mix it all together. Then set aside.
  • Preheat the oven at 420 degrees F.
  • Spray the baking sheet and the baking rack with oil but if you do not have a baking rack, cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil with crumpled aluminum foil then spray oil on top of it. Then place the chicken with skin side down on top of the crumpled aluminum foil. And coat the top of meat with the basting sauce.
  • Bake at 420 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and turn up the oven temperature to 450 degrees F.
  • Then flip the chicken with skin side up and brush with the with the remaining basting sauce. Then bake it again for an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until the chicken's internal temperature reaches to 165 degrees F.
  • Serve the chicken immediately with steamed rice together with a dipping sauce made from lime juice and soy sauce.
Keyword Chicken Recipe, Easy Weekend Dinner Recipe