Chicken Adobo is a traditional Filipino recipe where the chicken is marinated and then cooked in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce and water. Vinegar tenderizes the chicken, making is very soft and tender! Even more flavor is added by the whole head of garlic cloves, fresh bay leaves and pepper that are simmered together with the chicken in the pot!
8 pieces of chicken (bone-in) – works best with thighs or drumsticks
2 bay leaves
4-5 cloves of garlic crushed or shredded extremely thin
1 tsp whole black peppercorns
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1. Put the chicken (leave the skin on) in a large resealable plastic bag along with vinegar, soy sauce, 2 Tbsp sugar, peppercorns, bay leaves and water.
2. Shake to mix marinade and coat the chicken and reseal. Refrigerate for minimum 2 hours (can be left overnight)
3. Pour contents of bag into a large pot or Dutch oven and make sure the chicken is layered individually. Bring to a boil before turning to low and allowing to cook. Turn chicken every so often until it is tender and cooked through – approximately 25 minutes
4. Line a baking sheet with foil, place oven rack to top position and preheat broiler
5. Transfer chicken to baking sheet and broil in oven until slightly browned before flipping and repeating on other side. Transfer to a shallow bowl.
6. As chicken is cooking, increase heat of the remaining contents of the pot and bring to a boil
7. Add 1 tsp of remaining sugar and bring to a boil.
8. Cook until reduced – you can leave it at a slightly thickened liquid for a sauce, strain it and pour over chicken in the bowl or serve on the side . Here I have just the pic of the chicken !!