Chicken Adobo

Katrina Roubedeaux

By
@kroubedeaux

This is a comfort food for me. I was raised eating this dish; however, everybody in my family seems to make it their own way. It took me a few years to figure out how I liked best. This is my perfected version.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

Family pkg
chicken legs and thighs
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
sesame oil
1 medium
yellow onion (halved and sliced)
7 clove
garlic (halved and smashed)
fresh ground pepper
4
bay leaves
1 1/2 c
soy sauce, low sodium
1 1/2 c
apple cider vinegar
32 oz
beef broth
3 Tbsp
sugar
1 (8 oz) can(s)
tomato sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large, heavy bottom sauce pan, on medium heat, sauté onions in the olive and sesame oils until onions are translucent.
2
Add the garlic and bay leaves to the sautéed onions. Be careful not to burn the garlic; stir the onions and garlic together until the garlic is heated through and fragrant. With a slotted spoon remove the onions, garlic, and bay leaves and set aside.
3
Remove the chicken pieces from the package and generously ground fresh peppercorns over the chicken.
4
Add the chicken to the oil mixture and brown evenly. Be sure to only brown approximately four pieces of chicken at a time. The idea is to brown the outside not steam the chicken.
5
Once all of the chicken has been browned, return the all the chicken to the pot. Cover the chicken with the onions, garlic, and bay leaves mixture.
6
In a large measuring cup, mix the soy sauce and vinegar.
7
Pour the soy sauce and apple cider vinegar mixture over the chicken.
8
Pour the beef broth over the chicken.
9
Sprinkle the sugar over the top and mix the ingredients together.
10
Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a low medium. I like to leave a vent to allow the steam out.
11
When the chicken cooks through add a can of tomato sauce. Mix the tomato sauce into the liquid. Allow the sauce to come up to a boil. Allow the adobo boil for about 2-3 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat. Over cooking the chicken will make it dry.
12
Serve over steamed rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Filipino
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Hashtags: #adobo, #Filipino food