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asadong manok over steamed rice on a white plate
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4.36 from 17 votes

Chicken Asado

Kapampangan-style Asadong Manok marinated in citrus juice and soy sauce and then braised in tomato sauce until tender and flavorful. It's a delicious dish perfect for family dinners or special occasions!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 717kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken, cut into serving parts
  • 1/2 cup calamansi juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns, cracked
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thickness
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons liver spread
  • salt to taste


  • In a bowl, combine chicken, calamansi juice, soy sauce, onions, garlic, and pepper. Massage marinade on meat and marinate for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Drain chicken, squeezing meat and aromatics to extract liquid. Reserve marinade.
  • In a skillet or wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add potatoes and cook until lightly browned and cooked through. With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Keep warm.
  • Remove excess oil from pan except for about 2 tablespoons. Add chicken, onions, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until chicken is lightly browned and onions and garlic are softened.
  • Add reserved marinade and bring to a boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is reduced. Skim the sauce of rendered fat as needed.
  • Add liver sauce and stir to distribute. Continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  • Season with salt to taste. Transfer onto a serving platter and garnish with potatoes. Serve hot.



Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 1074mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 456IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 6mg