chicken kelaguen
Chicken Kelaguen
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Chicken kelaguen is a popular healthy dish from Micronesia that is dressed with finadene sauce and typically served with tortillas.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Micronesian, Oceanic
Servings: 4 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
For the chicken kelaguen
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs (with skin)
  • ½ lb fresh coconut , coarsely grated
  • 3 scallions , finely chopped
  • 4 red and/or green chili peppers
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 small tortillas , heated on the grill
For the finadene sauce
  • Juice of 2 lemons and their zest
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 scallions , chopped
  • 3 red and/or green hot peppers
  • A few cherry tomatoes , sliced
Chicken kelaguen
  1. Marinate the chicken in half the lemon juice and scallion.
  2. Grill the chicken thighs on the barbecue for about 8 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove the skin and cut into small pieces.
  4. Mix with coconut, onions, lemon juice, and chilies.
  5. Add salt and pepper
  6. Serve with tortillas.
Finadene sauce
  1. 12 hours (or more) before eating the sauce, combine all ingredients and refrigerate.