If you’re a fan of Filipino cuisine, then you’ve probably heard of Chicken Adobo. This classic dish is a staple in many Filipino households and for a good reason – it’s delicious and easy to make! Here’s a simple and tasty recipe for Chicken Adobo that you can enjoy at home.
First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. You’ll need 1 1/2 pounds of bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 4 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 bay leaf, and some freshly ground black pepper.
To start, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook for 3-4 minutes until they develop a nice golden brown crust. Flip the chicken over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Next, add in the minced garlic and cook for another minute or two until it becomes fragrant. Then, pour in the soy sauce and vinegar, followed by the brown sugar and bay leaf. Give everything a good stir to combine, then bring the mixture to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let everything simmer for 30-45 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and tender. If you’d like a thicker sauce, you can remove the chicken and simmer the remaining liquid until it reduces to your desired consistency.
Serve your Chicken Adobo hot over a bed of rice, and enjoy!
Now, let’s take a look at the images provided. The first one shows a beautifully marinated chicken thigh with a glossy sauce glaze. Let’s call this the “Perfectly Marinated Chicken Thigh.”
For the second image, we have a close-up of the chicken adobo served over rice, with some sliced green onions on top. Let’s call this “Delicious Chicken Adobo over Rice.”
To create the “Perfectly Marinated Chicken Thigh,” start by browning the chicken in a hot pan as described in the recipe above. Then, mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and black pepper in a small bowl. Pour this mixture over the chicken and let it marinate for at least an hour (or up to overnight). This will allow the chicken to absorb all of those delicious flavors.
When you’re ready to cook the chicken, remove it from the marinade and discard the excess liquid. Then, follow the recipe as written above, starting with adding the minced garlic in the skillet.
For the “Delicious Chicken Adobo over Rice,” simply cook some rice (white or brown, your choice) according to the package instructions. Once everything is ready, place a scoop of rice onto a plate or bowl and top it with some of the Chicken Adobo. Garnish with sliced green onions for an extra pop of flavor and color.
Overall, this Chicken Adobo recipe is a savory and satisfying dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner or a flavorful meal to impress guests, this recipe is a winner. Give it a try and taste for yourself!