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7up chicken asado
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7Up Chicken Asado

This is a recipe for 7Up Chicken Asado.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 whole chicken 3 to 3 ½ lbs.
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons crushed peppercorn
  • 1 medium red onion minced
  • 3 bunches lemongrass tanglad, tied into knots
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 liter 7-Up
  • 5 pieces star anise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Place chicken on a plate or bowl. Pour soy sauce all over the chicken. Sprinkle crushed peppercorn and then rub all over the chicken.
  • Insert onion and lemongrass into the cavity of the chicken. Let it stay for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large cooking pot, and then sauté onion and garlic until the onion becomes soft.
  • Add the marinated chicken. Cook one side in medium heat for 3 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook the opposite side for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the remaining marinade and 1 liter of 7up (or any similar product). Let boil.
  • Add star anise. Cover and cook between low to medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken over and continue to boil the opposite side for 12 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the cooking pot. Slice in half and arrange on a serving plate.
  • Continue to cook the sauce in the cooking pot until it reduces to half. Add garlic powder and onion powder. Stir
  • Filter the sauce using a kitchen sieve or strainer. Pour all over the chicken.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g