chicken adobo

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finally made a traditional filipino dish for dinner tonight: chicken adobo. my mother would be very proud. this is a dish i’ve been eating since the beginning of time, and it’s one of my absolute favourites.

ingredients: chicken (be sure to include some drumsticks in there), suka (cane vinegar), soy sauce, minced garlic cloves, bay leaves, black peppercorns, water, and rice.

i marinated the chicken in the vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, garlic, and peppercorn for an hour. then i put everything on the stove (i added a little bit of water), brought the pot to a boil, turned the heat down once it started to boil for a while, and left it there until the chicken was cooked (i turned the chicken pieces around a few times so the flavour of the sauce would absorb into the meat). in the pot next to it, i made some rice (i really need a rice cooker). then, i served the chicken on the rice and covered the rice in the sauce as well. i used a fork and a spoon to eat this dish, just like a true filipino would.

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4 thoughts on “chicken adobo

  1. that looks fantastic! i recently made chicken adobo for the first time (after years of just eating it) and it made me so happy! I used unseasoned rice wine vinegar but i’ll have to track down cane vinegar for the next time.

    • thanks! that’s exactly what happened to me tonight haha first time making it after literally eating it alllll my life, but it turned out so delicious! obviously i got the recipe and advice on how to cook it from my mom 🙂

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