Asadong Manok (Chicken Asado)

Chicken asado or asadong manok is a chicken version of the well known pork asado. Again, if you are searching for a healthier version of asado, then chicken asado is for you. And with regards to the dish appearance, you might confuse it with of chicken afritada because of the combination of chicken, tomato sauce, paprika, potatoes and bell peppers. Tomato sauce and makes the dish look yellowish red that is why they have similarities but soy sauce makes the chicken asado a little bit darker so you will notice the difference.


How to Cook Asadong Manok
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Recipe type: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 kilo chicken (cut-up)
  • ¼ cup vinegar or ⅛ cup calamansi juice
  • ⅛ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • 2 segment garlic (pounded)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 potatoes (pared and divided into 6)
  • 2 red and green pepper (cut into slice)
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • MSG to taste
How to cook Asadong Manok:
  1. Combine chicken pieces with vinegar, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic.Let stand for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil In skillet over medium heat and fry potatoes until golden brown.
  3. Drain chicken pieces and save marinade, then pan fry the chicken for 3 minutes on each side then set aside.
  4. Saute onion and tomatoes until tomatoes are mushy. Then add the chicken pieces, marinade, paprika, bay leaf, tomato sauce and water.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender. Then add the fried potatoes and bell peppers then simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Correct seasoning. Serve hot. Good for 8 persons.


Chicken Asado