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Chicken Asado


Chicken asado is both sweet and salty, using soy sauce, brown sugar and other spices. This version was slowly cooked for tender melt-in-your mouth goodness. | www.foxyfolksy.com

The name 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. 

Other people have different ways of preparing this dish and some also use different ingredients. But in our home and most of the Kapampangans (people from my home-town, Pampanga) I know, this is the Asado we know. This recipe is also perfect to be used as fillings for making Siopao or steamed buns.   

Chicken asado is both sweet and salty, using soy sauce, brown sugar and other spices. This version was slowly cooked for tender melt-in-your mouth goodness. | www.foxyfolksy.com

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.

Best served on top of steaming hot rice!

Chicken asado is both sweet and salty, using soy sauce, brown sugar and other spices. This version was slowly cooked for tender melt-in-your mouth goodness. | www.foxyfolksy.com

 

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Chicken Asado

Filipino chicken asado is a dish that is both sweet and salty, using soy sauce, brown sugar and other spices. This version was slowly cooked to get that tender melt-in-your mouth goodness.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian,Filipino
Servings: 4
Calories: 882kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic - - minced
  • 1 medium onion - - chopped finely
  • 14 ounces chicken breast - - cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3-4 pieces bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons Hoicin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a pot, saute garlic and onion in hot oil until light brown and tender.
  • Add chicken and stir until sides are cooked and a bit browned.
  • Pour in water and soy sauce into the pot and stir in brown sugar and add bay leaves. Once it starts to boil, cover and let simmer on low heat for about an hour or so until meat becomes tender. Add more water if needed.
  • Add Hoicin sauce and season with pepper. Stir.
  • Transfer into a serving dish and serve with steaming hot rice.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Asado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 882 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 254mg 85%
Sodium 3514mg 146%
Potassium 1743mg 50%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 28g
Protein 91g 182%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 18.5%
Calcium 11.6%
Iron 23.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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  1. I tried your Enseymada recipe last week to bring the enseymada for our prayer meeting, and everyone loved it and craving for more. I only made 1 recipe so only one piece per individual. Although I don’t have a mixer and just mixed it by hand still it comes out successful. Thank you for sharing. God bless the works of your hands.

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