Chicken Asado, Asadong Manok

Chicken Asado, Asadong Manok
Chicken Asado, Asadong Manok is not the usual beef or pork asado. The recipe calls for the use of tomato sauce. In fact it is similar to chicken afritada. Cooking is fairly simple except for the frying of the marinated chicken and sautéing part everything is just stewing until done. As I mentioned because of the similarity with afritada it is most of the time mistaken as afritada. Chicken asado is more of a brownish red in color because of the use of more soy sauce.

Chicken Asado

Chicken afritada in more of redish orange color. See the post here. This is one of the best Pinoy chicken dishes I ever had and it is highly recommended should you want an alternative from your usual chicken adobo.


1 k. chicken, cut into serving pieces with the bones intact
1/4 cup kalamansi juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
2 medium size onion, chopped
1/2 head garlic, minced
4 potatoes, quartered
3 pc. bay leaf
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Chicken Asado, Asadong Manok - Cooking Procedure

In a bowl marinate chicken with kalamansi, soy sauce, salt and pepper for 10 to 20 minutes before cooking. In a sauce pan fry chicken for 3 to 5 minutes or until colour turn to golden brown in batches. Remove from pan, set aside. In same sauce pan sauté garlic and onion, add in chicken, stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes, Add tomato sauce and bay leaf, stir cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in 2 to 3 cups of water and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add in potato and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken and potato are cooked and tender and until most of the liquid has evaporated. Correct saltines if required. Serve hot.


  1. Hey Noel! Tried this recipe for my pugo bird (6 pcs. from Chinese store) and it turned out great! I modified it a bit by adding saffron and soy sauce during the actual cooking. Thanks for this recipe and more power to your blogsite! I'll post it tonight (Asadong Pugo).

  2. Hi Lee,
    I’m glad you have finally made your pugo (bird) dish, judging from your photo it sure look delectable as well. Now I believe pugo would also make a good spicy kaldereta.

    Click link to ilonggoLIVINGinCanada at sidebar to see Lee's Asadong Pugo

  3. nice recipe..

    I already bookmark this page..

    Will try this in the future...

  4. hello there...
    Kuya im just wondering ano poh pinakaiba nito sa afritadang manok.Seemed both had same ingredients. I wanna try asado bt Im a litle bit confused. But it looks delicious.Sana may link exchange poh kau. Greetings from Canada

  5. Hi ghie1028882,
    Yong afritada ay may bell pepper, while yong asado ay mas maraming ginamit na soy sauce.

  6. kuya thanks....thanks for info. we really love cooking Filipino food thats why we are trying to cook it in resto and put in our web as well.. Next time Im gonna try this one.


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