Chicken Asado Recipe

August 19, 2015
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

How to cook Chicken Asado

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 uses 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. In fact, it only requires a few ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, and garlic.

chicken asado recipe

Those from Pampanga and Bulacan have their own way, albeit strikingly similar, of cooking this recipe. Both provinces have also embraced the popular 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.

Again, this food only requires little preparation and most ingredients can be easily found in your kitchen. If you are a busy person, this can be a quick idea for your family’s lunch or dinner.

What makes Chicken Asado really desirable is its brilliant taste that effectively combines sweet, sour, and salty flavors. It’s also rich in potassium, sodium, carbohydrates and Vitamin C.

So without further ado, grab your cooking gear and let’s start stirring!

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Chicken Asado Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 1 kilo chicken leg part, choice cuts
  • 3 medium sized potatoes cut into quarter
  • 4 tablespoons calamansi or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup Canola cooking oil


  • Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper to the chicken, then rub the ingredients and leave it for about 20 minutes.
  • Apply heat in a frying pan, pour the Canola cooking oil, then fry the chicken. When all the chicken slices are cooked, set aside.
  • In a separate frying pan, apply heat and melt the butter.
  • When the butter is fully melted, add and saute the onions until it becomes soft.
  • Add the bay leaves and saute for a minute.
  • Pour the tomato sauce, stir, then bring to a boil.
  • When it started to boil, add the soy sauce, then stir.
  • Add the sliced potatoes.
  • Add the calamnsi juice and stir.
  • Cover the frying pan and simmer for 12 minutes.
  • Add the pan fried chicken slices, then mix the chicken to the sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • When the potato is already soft turn off the heat and serve while its hot.

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Chicken Asado Recipe is rich in potassium and taste really delicious, it has a combine sweet, sour, and salty flavors.

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    Lynne B

    October 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Another delicious Filipino recipe that is so easy to make for a weeknight meal!

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    Crystal Walker
    July 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    This is one of my favorite dishes when I go to Chinese Rest, I can never get enough of this

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    December 4, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    This recipe looks amazing and one I will be making soon thanks for the great recipe.

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    Elizabeth Johnson

    November 18, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    This looks delicious, and surprisingly simple. Will definitely be trying it.

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    artemio selanova

    August 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    salamat po sa iyong chix. asado

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