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!
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 the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onions & water. Mix throughly.
- Cover the pot and cook over medium heat until it starts to boil. Do not uncover it until it starts to boil! Stir it once in a while to ensure even cooking.
- Simmer until chicken meat is tender and liquid has practically evaporated and meat is brown. If this starts to boil too hard, turn the heat down a bit.. you want a simmer hot enough to cook the chicken but not to boil all the liquid away.
- Serve hot with rice
*** 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.