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May 26th 2012
Published: May 26th 2012
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Chicken Adobo is an authentic Filipino dish and is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. Not to be mistaken with Mexican adobo, this dish is uniquely prepared by stewing chicken in vinegar and soy sauce.

Several sources who are experts in Asian food history say that the Filipinos were already cooking adobo even before Spanish colonization. According to them, cooking with vinegar preserves the meat. This method is also considered as one of the earliest food preservation practice.

Try this Chicken Adobo recipe.


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

Cooking Procedure

In a large container, combine the soy sauce and garlic then marinade the chicken overnight

Place the cooking oil in a pan and apply heat

When the oil is hot enough, put-in the marinated chicken

Add water and bring to a boil

Add the dried bay leaves and simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender

Add vinegar, salt, and pepper and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes

Serve hot. Share and Enjoy..

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