quick chicken adobo recipe

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By alie

Chicken Adobo Recipe

Chicken adobo is a classic Filipino dish that is both savory and tangy. It is made by simmering chicken in a marinade made with soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and bay leaves. Here is a quick and easy recipe that will guide you on how to make this delicious dish.

– 2lbs chicken
– 1/2 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider vinegar works too)
– 1 tsp garlic powder or 3 cloves of minced garlic
– 2 bay leaves
– black pepper
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 tbsp cooking oil
– 1/2 cup water


1. In a large bowl, mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, black pepper, and brown sugar.
2. Add the chicken to the mixture and make sure each piece is well coated.
3. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour in the fridge, ideally overnight.
4. Heat the cooking oil in a pan over high heat.
5. Add the chicken to the pan, reserving the marinade.
6. Brown the chicken on both sides, then remove from the pan and set aside.
7. In the same pan, add the marinade and water and bring to a boil.
8. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
9. Add the chicken back to the pan, cover and cook for another 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
10. Serve hot with rice and steamed vegetables.

H2: How to Serve Chicken Adobo

Chicken adobo can be served as a main dish or as a side dish. It is traditionally served with steamed white rice, but you can also serve it with brown rice, quinoa, or another grain of your choice. Garnish with green onions, chopped cilantro or parsley, or a slice of lime. Steamed vegetables such as broccoli or green beans are also great to pair with this dish.

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H2: Tips for Making the Best Chicken Adobo

– Let the chicken marinate for at least an hour, preferably overnight.
– Use bone-in, skin-on chicken for more flavor and juiciness.
– Don’t overcrowd the pan when browning the chicken.
– Use the reserved marinade to create a thick and flavorful sauce.
– Use apple cider vinegar for a slight sweetness.

Enjoy this classic Filipino dish with your family and friends. With this easy recipe, you can have a delicious meal in less than an hour. Don’t forget to save leftovers for a quick and satisfying lunch the next day.

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