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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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

383 calories; 24.4 g total fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 99 mg sodium. 14.4 g carbohydrates; 30.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2008
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 chicken deer beef and lobster. Its an excellent flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
I wanted to like this dish but I must have done something wrong. I used a young coconut because that's all they had at the store and the coconut flavor was overpowered by the lemons. I think my cooking ability ends at preparing fresh coconut! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2008
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 chicken deer beef and lobster. Its an excellent flavor. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2008
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 chicken deer beef and lobster. Its an excellent flavor. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
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 the fact that I don't have the old school coconut grater my mom used thus making it a chore to grate a fresh coconut. Of course you must use a FRESH coconut to get that wonderful authentic flavor. I usually make this dish for my husband without the coconut store-bought whole roasted chicken(to save time) and with minced scallions OR chives. Sometimes I chop fresh baby spinach and add to the dish to give more color and nutrition. I absolutely LOVE kelaguen.. whether it's beef deer fish or EVEN SPAM. Yes I said spam. Man I miss home... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2005
This recipe is traditional chicken keleguen from the island of Guam. please try it I promise you will love it!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
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 recipe was delicious. Really interesting mix of flavors and the coconut added a wonderful crunch. I'll probably make it again but it may take me a while to work up the nerve to deal with a coconut again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
Great rolled in a warm tortilla! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
Had a coconut and tried this recipe out. Delicious. Entire family enjoyed it. Definitely a keeper. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2007
Great recipe. I made it using a store bought roasted chicken when I needed something fast. Everyone loved it. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2008
Made this for one night of our church's first missions conference. Everyone loved it! The flavor was extremely unusual and good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
I wanted to like this dish but I must have done something wrong. I used a young coconut because that's all they had at the store and the coconut flavor was overpowered by the lemons. I think my cooking ability ends at preparing fresh coconut! Read More
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