Chicken “Bistek” With Red Onions


I had a craving for the distinct “Bistek” flavors a couple of weeks ago but I didn’t necessarily want beef. If I didn’t run out of pork then I could’ve made pork steak instead. I had chicken though so I figured chicken bistek would be nice. I’ve never made one before so why not? I didn’t go through the marinating process. I just made the marinade then cooked the chicken with it. It’s kinda like when you’re making adobo. Just put all the ingredients together in the pot, cover and simmer until meat is tender. The end result? Well, let’s just say lunch was scrumptious that day.




  • 6-8 chicken pieces(legs, thighs)
  • 1 large red onion, sliced in rings
  • ½ cup of soy sauce
  • juice from 1 whole and ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • sprinkle of black pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic. peeled and crushed
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes, *optional


  1. Place the chicken pieces in a pot. Pour over soy sauce, lemon, Worcestershire sauce, water, black pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes(optional). Sit everything together.
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  3. Cover then simmer in medium heat until chicken is cooked. Stir occasionally. Add the sliced onion rounds on top at the very end of cooking time.


VOILA, serve with white rice. Enjoy the bistek flavors on chicken. Muy Deliciouso!

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