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Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe:


Ingredients Quantity
Chicken thighs or drumsticks 2 lbs
Soy sauce 1/2 cup
Vinegar (cane or coconut) 1/2 cup
Garlic, minced 4 cloves
Bay leaves 3
Whole black peppercorns 1 teaspoon
Brown sugar 1 tablespoon
Cooking oil 2 tablespoons
Water 1 cup
Salt and pepper to taste

how to make Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe

Instructions Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe:

  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • In a bowl, combine chicken, soy sauce, and minced garlic.
    • Marinate for at least 30 minutes. For better flavor, marinate for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Sear the Chicken:
    • Heat cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
    • Sear the marinated chicken until browned on all sides. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the Adobo Sauce:
    • In the same pan, remove excess oil, leaving about 1 tablespoon.
    • Add vinegar, soy sauce, water, bay leaves, whole black peppercorns, and brown sugar.
    • Stir to combine.
  4. Simmer the Chicken:
    • Add the seared chicken back into the pan with the sauce.
    • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
    • Cover and let it cook for about 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  5. Adjust the Seasoning:
    • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.
  6. Serve:
    • Transfer the Chicken Adobo to a serving dish.
    • Garnish with chopped green onions or parsley if desired.
    • Serve with steamed rice.

Cooking Time Table Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe:

Step Time Duration
Marinate Chicken 30 minutes to overnight
Sear the Chicken 10 minutes
Prepare Adobo Sauce 5 minutes
Simmer the Chicken 30-40 minutes
Total Cooking Time Approximately 1 hour

Enjoy your delicious Filipino Chicken Adobo! Adjust the cooking times as needed based on your stove and pan.

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