Today, I want to share with you a classic Filipino dish that is sure to satisfy your palate. This dish is none other than the beloved chicken adobo. I have to say, this is one of my all-time favorite chicken dishes. It’s savory, tangy, and just packed with flavor!
To make this dish, we will need the following ingredients:
For the Adobo Marinade:
– 1/2 cup of white vinegar
– 1/2 cup of soy sauce
– 1/4 cup of brown sugar
– 6 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon of black pepper
– 3 bay leaves
– 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
For the Adobo Chicken:
– 2 pounds of chicken, cut into serving pieces
– 1 cup of water
Now that we have our ingredients, let’s start cooking!
First, let’s make the adobo marinade. In a bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, black pepper, and bay leaves. Mix everything together until all the ingredients are well combined.
Next, in a large skillet or pot, heat up the cooking oil over high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and sauté it until it turns golden brown. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
Once the chicken is golden brown, pour the adobo marinade into the skillet or pot. Add the cup of water, and bring everything to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, and let everything simmer for 35-40 minutes. Make sure to turn the chicken every 10 minutes to ensure that it cooks evenly.
While the chicken is cooking, it’s a great time to prepare your side dishes. You can serve your chicken adobo with steamed rice, roasted vegetables, or your favorite salad.
Once the chicken is fully cooked, turn off the heat, and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the chicken to absorb all the flavors from the adobo marinade.
Finally, it’s time to plate everything up! In a serving dish, place the chicken adobo, and ladle some of the sauce over the chicken. You can garnish it with chopped green onions or some fresh parsley. And voila! You now have a delicious and authentic Filipino chicken adobo!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. It’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a weekday dinner or a special family gathering. And the best part? You can easily keep any leftovers in your fridge and enjoy it for days to come. This dish is truly a Filipino classic that never fails to bring comfort and joy to anyone who tries it.