Chicken Adobo is an authentic Filipino dish and is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. This Chicken Adobo Recipe is the simplest that you can get. 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. The cooking method is termed as “inadobo” which is the very same method in this Chicken Adobo Recipe. It is also said that cooking with vinegar preserves the meat. This method is also considered as one of the earliest food preservation practice.
I love this Chicken Adobo recipe because it is so straightforward and the result is really awesome. You don’t need to have any cooking experience in order to prepare this dish. All you need to do is watch the video and follow the step-by-step procedure.
- 2 lbs. chicken, cut into serving pieces
- 3 pieces dried bay leaves
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 to 2 cups water
- ¼ cup cooking oil
- ½ tablespoon white sugar
- Salt and whole peppercorn
- In a large container, combine the soy sauce and garlic then marinade the chicken for at least 1 to 3 hours
- Place the cooking oil in a pan and apply heat
- When the oil is hot enough, put-in the marinated chicken. Cook all the sides for about 5 minutes.
- Pour-in the remaining marinade and add water. Bring to a boil
- Add the dried bay leaves and whole peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender
- Add vinegar. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
- Put-in the sugar, and salt. Stir and turn the heat off.
- Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
Adobong Balut or Boiled Fertilized Duck Egg Adobo is an exotic Filipino dish. Balut is commonly sold along the street, usually during nighttime and served as finger food or pulutan. Some said that duck egg is considered as aphrodisiac and help to increase the stamina. Normally the boiled balut cooked in a blend of soy sauce and vinegar, season with sugar, salt and pepper. This dish is similar to other adobo dish.
Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
12 pieces balut(boiled fertilized duck egg)
1/2 head garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, peeled and minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 bay leaves(laurel)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon peppercorns
salt and sugar to taste
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
1. Remove balut shells then set aside. Reserve the broth.
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
2. Add balut and stir fry to a minute.
3. Add soy sauce, balut broth, water, bay leaf and peppercorns then bring to boil.
4. Add vinegar and simmer for a few minutes. Add water if necessary.
5. Add chili flakes, salt and sugar according to taste then simmer for a minute.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy:)
Pork Adobo is pork cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic. This is considered by many as the Philippine’s national dish because of its popularity, ease in preparation, and long storage life. Adobo is not only limited to pork and chicken, other meats, seafoods, and vegetables (such as squid (pusit), goat meat, veal, beef, shrimp (hipon), river spinach(kang-kong)) can also be cooked this way. This Pork Adobo Recipe is one of the easiest and best that you will find.
There are different variations in cooking this dish (sometimes called regional versions). This recipe is the most common and simplest of them all. I’ll try to feature other Adobo variations such as the Batangas Adobo and the Ginataang Adobo in our future posts. This Pork Adobo Recipe that we have here is the common version of pork adobo.
Try this simple yet satisfying Pork Adobo Recipe and let me know what you think.
Pork Adobo Recipe
- 2 lbs pork belly
- 2 tbsp garlic, minced or crushed
- 5 pieces dried bay leaves
- 4 tbsp vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp whole pepper corn
- 1 cup water
- salt to taste
- Combine the pork belly, soy sauce, and garlic then marinade for at least 1 hour
- Heat the pot and put-in the marinated pork belly then cook for a few minutes
- Add water, whole pepper corn, and dried bay leaves then bring to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour
- Put-in the vinegar and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes
- Add salt to taste
- Serve hot. Share and enjoy!