Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo
Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is a classic recipe from Philippines unofficially called as their national dish. The word adobo implies a marinade of vinegar, garlic, soy sauce and other regional spices. Consequently, Chicken Adobo is a sour and flavourful stew of chicken combined with this marinade. In addition to chicken, this dish can be made with a variety of other ingredients ranging from meats, seafood, or veggies.
Perfect for a weeknight meal, this dish is very easy to put together and an exotic diversion to the regular chicken recipes. Do try this and let me know.
This is the last meal of the year on this blog; it has been a wonderful and gastronomical journey so far! Here’s to a new year with more such unexplored delicacies of around the world! Cheers and adios!

Serves 2-3
500g chicken, with skin, large cut
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
7-8 garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
2-3 bay leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

Step 1: In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, black peppercorns, and chicken and marinate overnight preferably, or for at least 2 hours.
Step 2: In a pan, heat olive oil and sear the chicken pieces only skin first to get a brown crust. Cook on all sides. Cover and cook till chicken is just done and changes colour.
Step 3: Now, pour the marinade mixture into the pan along with 1 cup water and mix well with the chicken. Toss in the bay leaves. Mix well.
Step 4: Check the seasoning and add salt as per taste. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, till the gravy acquires a smooth saucy consistency. Serve hot!

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