Chicken Asado

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This is a great tasting Filipino chicken dish that is sweet and salty.


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10 Min
1 Hr 20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    whole chicken
  • 3/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 large
    red onion
  • 2 stalk(s)
  • 1/4 c
    sake, or dry sherry
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 l
  • 6
    pieces star anise
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • ·
    juice and zest of 1 lime

How to Make Chicken Asado


  1. Place the chicken in a bowl. Cut the onion in half and mince one half and slice the other half. Place the sliced pieces of onion in the cavity of the chicken. Bruise the lemongrass and chop into pieces. Add that to the cavity of the chicken. Pour the soy sauce over the chicken and rub it into the skin. Let the chicken sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Add oil to a large pan big enough to put the whole chicken in. Add the chicken breast side down and brown on both sides remove from the pan and set aside. Add the minced garlic, and onions and cook until softened. Add the wine and scrap up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken back to the pan. Pour in the Sprite. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and add the star anise, sugar, and lime juice and zest.
  3. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Turn the chicken and simmer another 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan. Let rest on cutting board. Strain the broth thru a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids. Let the broth boil and reduce over high heat until reduced. Spoon the sauce over top the chicken.
  5. If the sauce is too thin you can thicken it with a slurry of cornstarch and water

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About Chicken Asado

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Filipino

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