Philippine Adobo

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 2 hours
  • 4 servings

Say “Hello!” to the chicken adobo, inspired to us by the Filipino cuisine. You can choose to marinate the chicken meat for an hour or for the whole night; it depends on how fast you want the adobo on your plate. You can also choose not to marinate it at all, but some flavor will be lost in this case. It’s up to you! And what better side dish for this piece of Asian cuisine, than cooked rice?

Ingredients Needed for Philippine Adobo

2 pounds of chicken legs, pieces
1 tablespoon soy sauce
5 garlic cloves, minced
vegetable oil
1½ tablespoons sugar
½ cup of water
2 tablespoons vinegar
bay leaves
black peppercorns

How to Cook Philippine Adobo

  1. Add the chicken legs to a bowl. Drizzle with the soy sauce, add the minced garlic, and season with salt.
  2. Mix to cover them entirely using your hands. Let it marinate for 1 hour at least.
  3. Heat 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, then add the chicken legs.
  4. Fry for 4 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with the sugar, add the water and vinegar and throw in a few bay leaves. Also season with peppercorns (one tablespoon, or so).
  6. Cover with the lid and cook for 30-45 minutes. You can also add more water if needed.
  7. Serve over rice, garnished with chili pepper and fresh parsley.

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