Hen Asado is straightforward to make and so flavorful! Marinated in soy sauce and citrus juice after which braised in tomato sauce, this Kapampangan-style stew is bursting with tangy and savory flavors that’s good with steamed rice.


This Hen Asado recipe is an previous put up from 2016 and wanted a bit of brush-up. I cooked it yesterday, aspiring to reshoot the dish and provides it higher justice. Sadly, I wasn’t capable of take first rate photos.

The asadong manok smelled so inviting, and I couldn’t assist however dig in earlier than I might take pictures. By the point I  plowed via virtually half the juicy meat and a lot of the sauce with beneficiant helpings of steamed rice, it not regarded nearly as good as after I first took it off the warmth.

So, immediately, I cooked the asado once more so I might do one other photoshoot. Could I say, no complaints in the home for having the identical dish two days in a row. Everybody liked it a lot; they had been already requesting simply minutes after lunch that I make it once more.

I can’t blame them as a result of it’s severely the BOMB! As one in all my aunts stated, “sarsa pa lang ulam na“.


Kapampangan Asado

Though a derivation of the Spanish translation for grilled or barbecue, the phrase asado refers to 2 totally different braised meat dishes in Philippine delicacies. It’s ready in our native meals scene as both a candy and salty Chinese language fashion or as a tangy and savory asado de carajay.

Whereas the Chinese language-derived variant is braised in soy sauce, brown sugar, and Chinese language spices corresponding to star anise and five-spice, the native asado makes use of soy sauce, calamansi, and aromatics corresponding to onions, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns.

Like mechado, this Kapampangan model is braised in citrus juice, soy sauce, and tomato sauce till tender and flavorful. It’s, nonetheless, completed off with a beneficiant dollop of liver unfold to assist thicken the sauce and add depth of taste.   Pan-fried potatoes are often added as a cost-effective technique to lengthen the dish and supply a distinction of taste and texture.

Recommendations on Methods to Make Asadong Manok


  • For even cooking, lower the rooster in uniform sizes.
  • Don’t marinate for lengthy durations because the acids within the calamansi will break down the protein fibers of the meat and make the feel mushy. Thirty minutes as much as 4 hours needs to be sufficient to infuse taste.
  • Pan-fry the potatoes till lightly-browned to maintain them from falling aside when simmered within the sauce. I want to fry all of them the way in which cooked and use to garnish the dish.
  • Like adobo, you’ll be able to simmer the asado simply till the sauce is sweet and thick or scale back till it begins to render fats.