Plain, barbecued chicken is best for chicken kelaguen, pronounce ke-la-gwin, but you may use baked, boiled, or rotisseried chicken. If you don’t have lemon China (tsee-na) or calamansi juice, use all lemon juice – be sure to taste as you go especially because lemon juice is more tart compared to the other two juices. Lemon powder may also be used instead of all the fresh juices – but again, taste as you go; and add a bit of water to the mix. Start with 3 tablespoons of lemon powder and ¼ cup of water.
Be sure to mix in a glass or plastic container as metal bowls are a no-go for kelaguen.
Effective March 2021, PaulaQ will begin replacing Canola and vegetable/seed oils in recipes with pure lard from Reverence Farm, and organic coconut oil. In addition, beef, pork, and poultry products will be sourced from Reverence Farm in Graham, NC.