chicken adobo leg recipe

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By alie

Greetings fellow cooking enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to take a look at one of my all-time favorite Filipino dishes – Chicken Adobo. If you’re not from the Philippines, you might be a little confused by the concept of adobo. No, we’re not talking about the sauce that you probably use for dipping pieces of sushi. In Filipino cuisine, adobo refers to a specific cooking method where meat is marinated in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and other spices before being cooked low and slow until it’s tender and flavorful.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into not one, but TWO different chicken adobo recipes that we found on the wonderful world of the internet.

First up, we have a recipe from The Cooking Pinay. This dish looks absolutely scrumptious, with tender chunks of chicken thighs coated in a rich, dark sauce. To start things off, you’re going to want to gather the following ingredients:

– 2 lbs chicken thighs
– 1/2 cup soy sauce
– 1/2 cup vinegar
– 1 head of garlic, chopped
– 2 bay leaves
– 1 tsp peppercorns
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 cup water

Once you have your ingredients ready to go, it’s time to get cooking. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine your soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns. Add your chicken thighs to the pot, making sure that they’re fully submerged in the marinade. Let everything marinate for at least 30 minutes, but the longer the better (up to 24 hours!).

After your chicken has had ample time to soak up all that delicious flavor, it’s time to start cooking. Add your brown sugar and water to the pot, give everything a good stir, then bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to low and let everything simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour. Keep an eye on the pot and stir occasionally to prevent anything from sticking to the bottom.

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Now, are you ready for recipe number two? Let’s take a look at this one from The Recipe Critic. This version of chicken adobo has a slightly lighter sauce and also includes some potatoes in the mix. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

– 4-6 bone-in chicken thighs
– 1/4 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup white vinegar
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 bay leaves
– 1 tsp black pepper
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 large potato, chopped into small pieces
– 1/2 cup water

Start by heating up your olive oil in a large skillet or sauté pan. Add your chicken thighs and cook until they’re golden brown on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside for later.

In the same pan, add your garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper. Cook everything for about 30 seconds, or until the garlic is fragrant. Add your soy sauce, white vinegar, and water to the pan, then stir everything together. Add your chopped potatoes to the pan and bring everything to a boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to low and let everything simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Now that you’ve got both recipes under your belt, it’s time to dig in and enjoy! Whether you prefer a heavier, darker sauce or a lighter, tangier one, these recipes are sure to satisfy anyone’s craving for some delicious Filipino-style chicken adobo. So grab a bowl of rice, dig in, and savor all that sweet, sweet adobo goodness.

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