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Chicken Adobo Recipe

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Connie Sumulong
Added: Thursday, May 7, 2009


1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces, or choice cuts of breasts, thighs or wings (2 1/2 to 3 lbs)
1 cup vinegar (white or cider vinegar) *
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 pieces bay leaves
1 1/2 cup water
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce *
1 tsp. salt
Vegetable oil
2 tbsp. brown sugar to round off tartness (optional)

*Adjust vinegar and soy sauce to your taste

1) In a large pot, mix the chicken pieces with the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and seasonings. Marinate from 1-4 hours in the refrigerator.
2) Add water, bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with vegetable oil, stir and continue to simmer for a few more minutes, until the sauce glazes the chicken.
3) Serve with rice

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I grew up in the Philippines, so I'd like to share a recipe called "Chicken Adobo" often regarded as the national dish in the Philippines. This is also one of Zachary's favorite dishes.

From Zachary von Behren's Grandma




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