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Filipino Chicken Adobo_ Montegrico Family

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"This traditional Filipino dish is a flavorful favorite among families that uses soy sauce, garlic, and vinegar as the main ingredients."

Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 40-50 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Chicken adobo is a Filipino recipe that tastes different from family to family, depending on what ingredients they use. Nevertheless, this recipe is a classic and is known for tasting better the day after you cook it (if you have leftovers)!

Submitted by: "h6cookbook"

Ingredients You'll Need

2 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks
3 tablespoons canola oil
10 cloves garlic, smashed
5 bay leaves
1/3 cup vinegar
2/3 cup soy sauce, add additional if preferred
1/4 teaspoon black peppercorn


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat until it starts to shimmer. Add drumsticks and cook until brown on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add thighs to the pot and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to the plate with the drumsticks.

Add garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns to the pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic just begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add vinegar and soy sauce and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Return the chicken to the pot and turn to coat with the sauce. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is very tender, about 1 hour.

Transfer the chicken to a clean plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook, stirring often, until reduced by about one-third, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce.

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