Oven Adobo Chicken
By Dorothy Wiggins ddwiggins
This is a family favorite. While still working and raising a family, I was looking for a quick and easier way make this dinner. A great idea to prepare ahead and cook in the crock pot or oven. Make a pot of steamed rice and a vegetable and you have a meal. Great for picnics, pot lucks and parties. we always cook enough for left overs.
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You can place a second layer of chicken in the roaster, but the chicken will not brown well without rotating the pieces.
We usually buy chicken parts. We prefer the legs and thighs.
*If you use frozen chicken be sure to fully defrost the chicken before prep.
Add the chicken pieces, be sure to coat each piece. Marinate for at least 30 minute - to overnight in the fridge.
Rotate the chicken at least once during the marinating process.
Break up the bay leaves before adding them to the marinade.
Coat the roaster pan and cover well with cooking oil spray.
*Drain and throw away the marinade. It was used with the raw chicken and should not be used in the cooking.
*Remember if you layer the chicken you will need to rotate the pieces to cook and brown them evenly.
*Depending on how hot your oven bakes. If your oven runs hot cook for 20 minutes, if it runs cooler use the 30 minutes.
Baste the meat, Spoon the liquid over all the chicken. Re-cover the roaster and drop the oven temperature to 375 degrees.
When we cook this in the oven, we keep the temperature at 400 degrees for the entire cooking time. You might also when you are more confident cooking this recipe.
If you layered the chicken, you can rotate and dress the chicken with the liquid periodically for the remaining cooking time. About 10-15 minute intervals, depending on how fast the chicken is cooking.
If we layer the chicken, we rotate the pieces once or twice at the most. We can usually dress it once and bake covered for the remainder of the cooking time.
Turn off the oven and remove the chicken pieces to a deep serving dish.
Add the cornstarch liquid by spoonfuls to the hot liquid remaining in the roaster.
Remove the gravy and add to the chicken or place in a separate bowl to serve.
Let the roaster cool to the touch.
Stir well. The cornstarch mix and hot liquid will thicken to a gravy like consistency. Season to taste.