Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chicken Asado for Bloggers CLUE Society

Woohoooo....we are playing Bloggers CLUE again.  The CLUE stands for Cook, Learn, Undertake and Eat.  Each month we are assigned another blogger from the group and a theme to follow.  We go into their blog posts, prowl around and find a dish to recreate from their repertoire.  We Cook their foods, we Learn their techniques, we Undertake this challenge and then we get to Eat to our hearts content.  It is the perfect society!!

This month our theme was soups and stews (perfect for this time of year) and I was assigned to Jean from Lemons and Anchovies.  The very first thing I noticed about Jeans blog was the wonderful photography.  Oh my goodness, you feel like you can grab the food right off of the laptop and take a bite!!  Jean, like me, is addicted to cookbooks and started her blog to make a dent in her "to make" list and she surely has.  There are tons of wonderful recipes and I was glad that we were narrowed down to soups and stews.

I found this recipe for Chicken Asado under the title of "The Chicken Stew of my Childhood".  It is a Filipino recipe and we all know that Mom's and Grandma's recipes are the best so how could I go wrong?

The only adaptation that I made in this recipe was to use 4 chicken legs and 4 chicken thighs instead of a whole cut up chicken.  This was because my breast meat had been used to make Baked Honey Sesame Chicken on Saturday so I only had dark meat left.  I used a slow cooker.  This was perfect!! I threw it into the crockpot in the morning, went out with my girlfriends during the day, came home after picking up Little Miss and had dinner all ready for us and our friends, John and Kirsten.  All I had to do was steam some broccoli.

The flavors were wonderful, the chicken was fall off the bone tender and the house smelled delicious when we walked in the door.  The perfect recipe, easy peasy and delicious.

Chicken Asado
very slightly adapted from Lemons and Anchovies

8 pieces dark meat chicken
1 T. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
3 T. soy sauce
2 t. lemon juice
1 med onion , sliced
2 bay leaves
1 bell pepper, cut into chunks
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters

Place potatoes in the bottom of a slow cooker.  Wash and pat dry chicken pieces.  Season with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in large skillet over med high heat.  Place the chicken in the pan, skin side down and sear until golden brown, flip over and sear other side.  Place chicken pieces on top of potatoes.

In same pan add onions and cook for a few minutes until softened and fragrant.  Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, soy sauce and lemon juice to the pan.  Cook and stir, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.  Pour over chicken and potatoes.  Add bell pepper and bay leaves.  Cook on low heat for 6-8 hrs.  Print Recipe

Here are some more wonderful Soup and Stew recipes


  1. I love a recipe I can throw in the slow cooker on a busy day. That is just the best smell when you walk in the door. Divine!

  2. Using the slow cooker sure makes things easy! The anticipation all day long makes the end result even more tasty.

  3. Wendy, this is one of my all-time favorite dishes and I'm glad you selected it. And yes, to using the slow cooker. Thanks for the sweet compliments!

    PS: This is my favorite recipe for using up leftover turkey. I simmer the cooked turkey and add some of the drippings with the rest of the ingredients. It's wonderful!

  4. Sounds yummy! Plus I love a good slow cooker recipe!

  5. I love these kinds of easy slow cooker dinners. I must try this one!

  6. So simple yet I am sure it was delicious!!!!!!!!

  7. What a great choice - I wish I had a bowl right now! Jean has an amazing blog!!!

    1. She really does Lisa. I was so happy with my assignment this month.

  8. That looks AMAZING! I love the seasoning in it too!

  9. You had me the minute you said that the house smelled amazing when you walked in the door. Dishes like that are pure comfort and my family loves them.

  10. I have some chicken breasts in the fridge. I need to try some of these Asian recipes!!

    1. I think I'm Asian'd out for a while but I do have one more recipe that I am sharing later this week for tuna LOL

  11. Simple, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight.


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