Traditional Chicken Keleguin


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

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • 1 coconut, drained and meat grated

  • 2 lemons, juiced

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons dried red pepper flakes

  • salt to taste


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

383 Calories
24g Fat
14g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 383
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 30mg 152%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 594mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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