I think I am going to make chicken adobo for dinner tonight. It is a really simple recipe. I have seen recipes for chicken adobo lately for the Instantpot, but I am going to make it the ‘old fashioned’ way & cook it on the stove. Simple to do… put all of the ingredients into a pot & let it simmer away until it is cooked
I have posted this recipe before, Chicken Adobo, in January of 2017. One of my first posts because it is one of our favourite recipes…an old family recipe of a friend of ours.
Here is the original post…..
I lived in Yellowknife ,NWT for 6 years after Murray & I got married. While I lived there I learned a lot about cooking and baking from my friends, I was a young bride and mother and needed help! Many of the recipes I have I will share here on this space over time.
A friend of my MIL, who is from the Philippines, gave me this recipe for Chicken Adobo which is the national dish of the Philippines. I called her up last night to ask if I could post this recipe and she said sure but not to post her name! I have been making this for years as well as the rest of my husband’s family. It takes a couple of hours to cook but the prep is super simple.
I will post the recipe as she gave it to me. Any questions just ask!
1 regular size chicken (cut into serving pieces)
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce *** she recommends using China Lily but I use whatever I have on hand
1 cup water
6 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
salt to taste (1/2 tsp)
Place chicken in a medium size pan, put in salt & pepper. Add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onions & water.ix throughly. Cover and simmer, oner medium heat. ( do not remove cover until it is boiling). Stir it once in a while to even cooking. Simmer until chicken meat is tender and liquid has practically evaporated and meat is brown. Serve hot
*** If the sauce tastes too vinegery add 1/2 tsp of sugar, stir , taste and continue to add a bit more sugar at a time as needed to your taste. The sauce should still taste of vinegar and not sweet but you don’t want it to have too strong a vinegar taste.
NOTE: after coming to a boil it took approx 1 1/2 hours to be finished.