This is a classic recipe from Guam, and one of my favorites. It is wonderful wrapped in a tortilla, or served with crackers. It is also wonderful by itself. I hope you like this as much as my family does!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and place pieces on a broiler pan. Broil for about 10 minutes, turn and broil for another 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked, but still moist.

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  • Bone, and finely chop cooked chicken pieces.

  • In a medium bowl combine the chicken, lemon juice, coconut, and hot peppers. Chill for at least one hour and serve.

Nutrition Facts

815 calories; 58 g total fat; 255 mg cholesterol; 1988 mg sodium. 6.7 g carbohydrates; 64.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2003
I grilled the chicken over hot coals instead of broiling it. It tastes even better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2007
My family is from Guam and this is not kelaguen to me. The chicken should only be barbecued after being marinated in soy sauce lemon garlic and onions. After it has been grilled and finely cut then you flavor it with green onions salt lemon red pepper (i like it spicy) and coconut. I usually cut out the coconut when I make it for myself. This is great if you are watching your weight! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2003
I grilled the chicken over hot coals instead of broiling it. It tastes even better. Read More
(32)
Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2007
My family is from Guam and this is not kelaguen to me. The chicken should only be barbecued after being marinated in soy sauce lemon garlic and onions. After it has been grilled and finely cut then you flavor it with green onions salt lemon red pepper (i like it spicy) and coconut. I usually cut out the coconut when I make it for myself. This is great if you are watching your weight! Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2003
I grilled the chicken over hot coals instead of broiling it. It tastes even better. Read More
(32)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2003
Brings back memories of Guam! Now all I need is a finadene sauce recipe...and the Guamanian tortillas...I'll have a mini-fiesta! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2004
My husband is from guam. This nothing like the other Kelaguen I have ever tasted. Cheap immation of the original. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2010
I am Guamanian so kelaguen is present at any family reunion we have. i love it. but my family adds green onions and red chili pepper flakes and we dont use the coconut. i think its better this way. serve with Chamorro style red rice and finadene and any meat of your choice and you've got the average Chamorro meal Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2003
I would love to see more recipes from Guam Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
Although grilled on a barbecue is best chicken roasted on a spit at the local supermarket isn't all that bad either. I also use chopped green onion for essential flavor and color. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2007
If you live near an Asian market try to find Yours brand lemon powder it makes all the difference. If you want your kalguen dry then sprinkle it in powder form if you want the kelaguen more on the wet side then mix the lemon powder in water then combine with the other indgredients. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2004
I'm lazy so I broil boneless/skinless chicken thighs for this dish. Adding sliced scallions makes for a tastier dish too. Read More
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