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Filipino Chicken Adobo

The word "adobo" is derived from the Spanish word meaning "sauce" or "marinade" and the key ingredients in any authentic recipe for Filipino chicken adobo are vinegar and soy sauce. This traditional dish has been a favorite since the Philippines was colonised by Spain in the late 1500s.

 

SERVES : 4

PREP TIME : 15mins 

COOK TIME : 40mins 

SKILL LEVEL: EASY 

 

Ingredients :

(¼ cup) cooking oil 

1 pack of chicken wings or drumsticks

8garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 

salt and freshly ground black pepper 

2bay leaves 

(¼ cup) soy sauce 

(1 cup) cane, apple cider or white balsamic vinegar 

(1/4 cup) sugar (optional if you want it to be on a more sweeter than tangy side) 

steamed rice, to serve

 

Instructions: 

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium–high heat. Cook the chicken for 6–8 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Add the garlic and cook for 1–2 minutes, until lightly browned. Season with salt and plenty of black pepper. Add the bay leaves, soy sauce, sugar (optional) and simmer for 2 minutes.

Add the vinegar and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender and liquid has reduced by half. Serve with steamed rice.