Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

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“Adobo is a simple and hearty Filipino dish. In this version, chicken is marinated in vinegar and soy sauce, then slowly cooked with garlic and spices. Serve over steamed white rice.”

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder
  • 5 1/2 pounds cut-up chicken parts
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder

Directions

  1. Combine vinegar, soy sauce,1 head garlic, bay leaves, garlic powder, black pepper, and 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder in a large bowl. Add chicken, stir to coat with marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Reserve the marinade.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir 1 head garlic until browned, about 3 minutes. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder; simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour annatto mixture over chicken and add reserved marinade. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Uncover and cook until sauce has reduced slightly, about 10 minutes.