Chicken Asado

Chicken Asado is a special tomato sauce-based dish and one of the best bets of the province of Pampanga, Philippines. It is rich in potassium and taste really delicious, it is a combination of sweet, sour, and salty flavors.


  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 large potatoes, quartered
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cup of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 pieces dried bay leaves
  • ¾ cup cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Rub chicken with salt and pepper and let stand for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a frying pan then pour in cooking oil and pan-fry chicken. Set aside.
  3. Heat a cooking pot or wok then put in butter.
  4. When butter is hot enough, add onions and sauté until texture becomes soft.
  5. Add in bay leaves and cook for a minute.
  6. Pour in tomato sauce and bring to a boil.
  7. Add soy sauce and lemon juice then stir to ensure that the mixture is properly distributed and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Add pan-fried chicken and simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Put in potatoes and continue to simmer for 7 to 12 minutes.
  10. Turn off heat.

Disclaimer: I am not a chef and neither am I a professional recipe developer. The recipes are taken from different sources and thought of sharing it. All images are taken by my husband.

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