This afternoon, I had an interesting craving. I craved for something sourish and immediately thought of the Filipino Chicken Adobo. I have only eaten it twice which was made by my MIL, and I have never ever made this Filipino dish before.
I did some research online and realized there were slight variations on different websites. Many websites showed recipes that serve more than 4 people and as for me, I only wanted to cook for 3 pax. You must be wondering why 3 – My hubby, myself and the lunchbox that my hubby brings to work the next day.
For the sake of awesome food, I am willing to explore, and mix and match the ingredients accordingly. And I succeeded in the very first attempt!
Ingredients of my variation:
4 pieces of drumsticks
2 chicken breasts (sliced)
1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4 cup of Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon of Dark Soy Sauce
1/2 cup of water (this will only be mixed in after the first boil)
8 pieces of Bay leaves
8 dashes of Black Pepper
8 cloves of slightly mashed garlic
1/4 of a yellow onion (sliced)
1 teaspoon of cooking oil
1. Mix all ingredients in a pot (except for water). If you have the time, let it marinate for 30 minutes. But I was rushing today and skipped that part.
2. Bring the pot to boil on medium high heat.
3. Once boiled, add water and simmer it at medium low heat for 30 minutes.
4. Then, simmer it at the lowest heat for the next 15-20 minutes.
Taadaaaa! This is my Chicken Adobo served with brown rice. And most of all, my hubby loves it and he can’t get enough of the succulent result, which has an intoxicating sweet-and-sour aroma, and the sauce, which is phenomenal with rice.
Hooray! I have succeeded in cooking my first ever Filipino dish!