Monday, April 8, 2013

#52 The Philippines' Chicken Adobo

This delicious meal is the Philippine's favorite. From the North to the South, everybody in the country knows what Chicken Adobo is, and every home cooks it regularly.  It is bursting with flavor, so simple, and when done right, it tastes oh so heavenly. I make mine with non-traditional ingredients, and after many years of cooking this dish, this recipe that I will share is by far the best that I have created. There is no need to marinate it for hours, it's quick, simple and yummy. I hope you like it! :)


Mix all these, and you have an explosion of flavors!

CHICKEN ADOBO (Adobong Manok)


1/2- 1 pound of chicken meat
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon black peppercorn
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground mixed peppercorns: coriander, pink peppercorn, white peppercorn, allspice & green peppercorn
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
5 pieces of bay leaves
4 tablespoons of water
1 tsp. mirin
1 tsp. soy sauce


  1. Wash chicken meat thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Cover.  Let sit in the fridge for an hour.
  3. Cook on medium high heat  for 20  minutes. Simmer for another 25 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Discard bay leaves. Serve hot over warm cooked white rice.

Steamed rice and chicken adobo. And the caramelized onions. I am hungry! :)

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