Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe

Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe
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Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe

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My mom always makes her saucy Chicken Adobo when I come home to visit. I think it's even better the next day as leftovers —she says it's because of the vinegar. — Michael Moya, Taste of Home Senior Marketing Manager
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, smashed and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup water

Directions

Combine the first six ingredients. Add chicken; refrigerate, covered, 20-30 minutes. Drain, reserving marinade. Pat chicken dry.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken. Stir in water and reserved marinade. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until chicken is no longer pink and sauce is slightly reduced, 20-25 minutes. If desired, serve chicken with cooking sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Filipino Chicken Adobo in Taste of Home April/May 2018

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 234 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1315mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.

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  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 whole garlic bulb, smashed and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  1. Combine the first six ingredients. Add chicken; refrigerate, covered, 20-30 minutes. Drain, reserving marinade. Pat chicken dry.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken. Stir in water and reserved marinade. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until chicken is no longer pink and sauce is slightly reduced, 20-25 minutes. If desired, serve chicken with cooking sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Filipino Chicken Adobo in Taste of Home April/May 2018

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