Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chicken Adobo



My mom spent a few years of her childhood living in the Phillipines. They had a maid who taught her mother how to cook some of their dishes and Chicken Adobo QUICKLY became a family favorite. This is definitely a taste from my mother's childhood so it was really cool to learn how to make it!

This recipe will make 4 servings

1 cornish hen, quartered
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1-2 bay leaf
5-10 whole peppercorns
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 1/2 cup white rice
4 1/2 cup water, salt

1. bring soy, vinegar, bay leaf, and peppercorns to a boil (you can adjust the the amount of soy and vinegar depending on what you like)
2. add chicken and simmer until thoroughly cooked
3. roast garlic in pan with oil until it is soft and brown
4. add chicken to pan with garlic and sear both sides
5. place rice water and salt in sauce pan, cover with foil and lid: heat over med-low for 15-20 minutes until rice is the texture that you like
6. serve chicken on a bed of rice with juice and topped with roasted garlic

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Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

This looks soooo delicious! Why don't you come to my house and cook? you can spend the night and go back the next day. ;-)

NeverEver said...

Aww, thank you very much. I may do that sis! I don't know when life will bring me down south, but when it does, inshaAllah I will let you know! :-D

جيسي‎ said...

It reminds me of tandoori chicken I make !