Chicken Recipes · Lutong Bahay (Daily Menu)


Sweet Chicken Asado
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Sweet Chicken Asado Recipe


  • 1 kilo chicken (bone-in), cut in serving size
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut in wedges
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • ½ teaspoon 5 spice powder (ngohiong)
  • 3 pieces star anise
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth (adjust as needed)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. Season chicken with salt all over (rub it). Let it stand for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, in a large pan heat cooking oil.
  3. Pan-fry both sides of the chicken over medium to low heat for 5 minutes per side until slughtly brown.
  4. Add in potatoes and pan fry until cooked through. Drain out excess oil and push the chicken and potatoes aside in the pan. Add and sauté garlic until fragrant and brown.
  5. Then pour in soy sauce and chicken broth. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes to cook.
  6. Season with 5 spice powder and add star anise. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes over medium to low heat to simmer.
  7. Note: Adjust water as needed but don’t put too much.
  8. Season with sugar, salt and pepper. Stir until flavors are well combined.
  9. Transfer to a serving plate. Share and enjoy! Happy cooking!


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