Chicken Asado awesome Filipino chicken dish and one of the best bets of the province of Pampanga


Chicken Asado or Asadong Manok is an awesome Filipino chicken dish and one of the best bets of the province of Pampanga. This dish uses simple ingredients and the cooking process is not so complicated. Asado would suggest Spanish origins but this Filipino dish is actually Chinese-influenced as you can see in the ingredients used. Not surprising, since the Philippines was under Spanish rule for 300 years a long long time ago, but longer than that, Filipinos were already trading with China. So I would say it is a mixture of both cultures as most of the Filipino dishes are.

It’s pretty understandable why a lot of people tend to get easily confuse Chicken Asado with Chicken Afritada. To begin with, both are Pinoy-style chicken stew, and both use tomato sauce. The main difference? Well, Afritada is cooked using a variety of ingredients such as bell pepper, carrots, green peas, potatoes, sausages, and more. Asado, on the other hand, is comparably a lot less complicated to prepare. It only requires a few ingredients, such as tomatoes, onions, and garlic. Those from Pampanga and Bulacan have their way, albeit strikingly similar, of cooking this recipe. Both provinces have also embraced the favorite dish as one of their specialties. Nowadays, Asado is being served not only in many Filipino homes but even in neighborhood Karinderias and classy restaurants. Here are Chicken asado Ingredients. 2 lbs chicken cut into serving pieces. 1/4 cup lemon juice. 2 tablespoons soy sauce. 1/4 cup butter. 1 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. 1 large onion diced. 2 pieces dried bay leaves. 2 large potatoes quartered. 1/2 teaspoon salt. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper. 3/4 cup cooking oil. Other people have different ways of preparing this dish and some also use different ingredients. But in our home and most of the Kapampangans I know, this is the Asado we know. This recipe is also perfect to be used as fillings for making Siopao or steamed buns. Pork or beef can also be used instead of chicken and other people also add potatoes in making this dish. Original asado dished do not use Hoicin sauce, so it can be skipped, instead, add 3-4 pcs star anise.

Here are Instructions on how to cook chicken asado. 1st step. Rub the chicken with salt and pepper and let stand for at least 30 minutes. 2nd step. Heat a frying pan then pour-in the cooking oil and Pan Fry the chicken. Set aside. 3rd step. Heat a cooking pot or wok then put-in the butter. 4th step. When the butter is hot enough, add the onions and sauté until the texture becomes soft. 5th step. Add-in the bay leaves and cook for a minute. 6th step. Pour-in the tomato sauce and bring to a boil. 7th step. Add the soy sauce and lemon juice then stir to ensure that the mixture is properly distributed and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. 8th step. Add the pan-fried chicken and simmer for 10 minutes. 9th step. Place the potatoes in and continue to simmer for 7 to 12 minutes. 10th step. Turn off the heat then transfer to a serving plate and serve. 11th and last step. Share and enjoy! What makes Chicken Asado desirable is its brilliant taste that effectively combines sweet, sour, and salty flavors. It’s also rich in potassium, sodium, carbohydrates and Vitamin C.

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