Chicken Adobo. Adobo is the most common and very popular cooking process originating here in the Philippines and the most common of which is chicken adobo. According to the history, when Spanish colonizers first took over the Philippines in late 1500s and early 1600s, they encountered a very native cooking process which involved stewing with vinegar. So Spanish called this “Adobo” which means seasoning or marinade. Thus, giving way to the famous Chicken Adobo.
2 lbs chicken, cut into serving pieces
3 pcs dried bay leaves
4 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp vinegar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
1/4 cup cooking oil
salt and pepper
1. In a large container, combine the soy sauce and garlic then marinade the chicken overnight
2. Place the cooking oil in a pan and apply heat
3. When the oil is hot enough, put-in the marinated chicken
4. Add water and bring to a boil
5. Add the dried bay leaves and simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender
6. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes
7. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!