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Filipino Chicken Adobo

It's the first thing I ask for when my mom comes home to visit us from the Philippines.  All my mom wants to eat when she comes back is Mexican food and all I do is ask for some good home cooked Filipino food.  

It took me years to get this recipe down.  It's hard to replicate family recipes.  It's always a little of this and a pinch of that.  I followed everything to a T and still couldn't get it just like my mom's adobo.

I actually gave up making adobo for a few years and only had it when mom would come home.  My adobo was good, it just wasn't great.  What in the world was I doing wrong?

Then finally!  My mom came home and I begged her to come over to make me dinner.  I pulled out all the ingredients for chicken adobo and started to salivate over the thought of my next meal.  Just when my stomach started to growl, mom questioned me about my soy sauce.  My Soy Sauce!  

My house is always stocked with Kikkoman Japanese soy sauce.  Our house isn't complete without it.  All these years, how did my soy sauce do me wrong?

Please don't take a few years to figure this out like I had to.  Apparently, to get authentic Filipino chicken adobo, you have to use Filipino soy sauce and Filipino vinegar.  I stand by my beloved Kikkoman, but adobo isn't the same with it.

My local grocery store has a good Asian aisle where I can grab a few Filipino ingredients.  Here is a link to the ones I use if you aren't so lucky.

Silver Swan Special Soy Sauce, 34 Ounce
Silver Swan Sugar Cane Vinegar, 33.81fl.oz
Silver Swan Vinegar & Soy Sauce Bundle

Another important note to get this recipe just right: You need the fat.  Don't use boneless, skinless chicken.  If you substitute pork for your meat, make sure not to cut off all the fat.

 

Filipino Chicken Adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo

Prep Time 15 min Total Time 45 min

Ingredients

2 lbs chicken legs and thighs
3 bay leaves
1 cup of Silver Swan Special Soy Sauce, 34 Ounce Filipino soy sauce
1/2 cup Silver Swan Sugar Cane Vinegar, 33.81fl.ozFilipino vinegar
5 cloves minced garlic
1 cup water
1/4 cup oil
1/2 Tbs sugar
1/2 Tbs peppercorn
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3
1 softboiled egg
Green onions for garnish

Instructions

Combine the Silver Swan Special Soy Sauce, 34 Ounce soy sauce, Silver Swan Sugar Cane Vinegar, 33.81fl.oz vinegar, and garlic and marinate the chicken for an hour.

Heat oil in a large pot and brown all sides of the chicken.  Brown the chicken in batches to prevent steaming.  Remove from pan and discard any oil left in the pan.  Return the chicken to the pot and add the remaining marinade, water, bay leaves, peppercorn, sugar, and potatoes.   Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender.  Add the softboiled egg a minute before removing from the heat.

Serve over a bed of white rice.  Make sure to give each serving a good scoop of the sauce and garnish with the green onions.

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Nutrition Facts

Serves: 5

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517 Calories
25g Protein
28g Total Fat
41g Carbs
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Calories
517
26%

Fat
28g
44%

  Saturated Fat
5g
35%

Carbohydrates
41g
14%

  Sugar
22g
25%

Cholesterol
128mg
43%

Sodium
2700mg
117%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
25g
50%

Vitamin B3
7mg
38%

Vitamin B6
0.73mg
37%

Selenium
22µg
32%

Phosphorus
295mg
30%

Manganese
0.57mg
29%

Vitamin K
26µg
25%

Vitamin C
19mg
23%

Potassium
721mg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.3mg
18%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Iron
2mg
16%

Magnesium
63mg
16%

Vitamin E
2mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Copper
0.25mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.18mg
12%

Vitamin B12
0.66µg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Folate
34µg
9%

Calcium
50mg
5%

Vitamin A
213IU
4%

Vitamin D
0.28µg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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