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Chicken Adobo


Chicken Adobo is an authentic dish of the Philippines.  Adobo is the Spanish word for  marinade or sauce and therefore Chicken Adobo is  chicken marinated with a combination of soya sauce, vinegar, Bay leaves, crushed peppercorns and garlic.  Not much effort is needed in the preparation for this dish.  To me, this is something quite similar to our soya sauce chicken just that this has vinegar and Bay leaves added to it.  I must agree that it does pair well with plain white rice.




Recipe for Chicken Adobo      (adapted from  'here' with slight modification)

    Ingredients                      
    • 550 gm free-range chicken cut into bite size
    • 3 pcs dried Bay leaves
    • 1 Tbsp dark soya sauce
    • 1  Tbsp  vinegar
    • 4 cloves crushed garlic
    • 1  tsp sugar or to taste
    • 1 cup water
    • about 2  Tbsp oil
    • 1  tsp crushed black peppercorns
    • Salt to taste
    Method
    1. Marinate chicken with the soya sauce and garlic for about 3 hours or overnight, refrigerated.
    2. Heat up oil, add in the chicken pieces (without the marinade), cook for about 5 mins.
    3. Pour in the remaining marinade, add water, bring to the boil.
    4. Add dried Bay leaves and crushed peppercorns.  Simmer for about 30 mins. till chicken is tender.
    5. Add vinegar, stir and cook for about 10 mins.
    6. Add in sugar and salt to taste.
    7. Turn off  heat, dish up onto serving plate.
    8. Serve hot with rice.



             

Comments

  1. Cheah, this looks like a very appetizing dish to go with white rice.

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  2. Agree - this certainly goes very well with white rice.

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  3. Hi Cheah, your Manok dish looks very inviting leh. I tried several of these while I was on holiday at a Swiss/Filipino home. Most of their dishes have vinegar which I think is to counter the fats.

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  4. Oh this chicken looks great! I don't think I have tried such chicken before.

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    1. Maybe you should try cooking this to see how it'll taste.

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  5. I love this kind of saucy chicken. Sure can eat with extra rice.

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  6. Hi Cheah! I remember seeing this on Adora's blog and fell in love immediately! Your version looks very good too... the sauce with the rice... Mmm!

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  7. looks great this is a dish I keep meaning to try

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  8. Hi Cheah, your chicken dish look extremely good. I can smell the fragrant scent from here. :))
    Nice click, like 3D.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Amelia.... I'm so flattered :) You enjoy your weekend too!

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  9. Hi Cheah,
    This looks like a dish that need extra bowl of rice:D
    I know my kids will love this if this is almost the soy sauce chicken.
    Love it!
    mui

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  10. Chicken adobo has been in my to-cook list for a long time. Thanks for reminding me :) Though I never eat this dish often (in fact, never), I like the idea of adding vinegar for the zing and waking up the senses. Appetizing!

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