There are many ways to cook adobo, for example: you can make it with a slow cooker or crock pot chicken adobo, but cooking it on the stove top with a skillet is quick and easy.
- 1/4 cup (65 ml) soy sauce
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) white Filipino cane vinegar, or distilled white vinegar
- 6-8 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a knife and peeled
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 skin-on bone-in chicken thighs
INSTRUCTIONS1. Place the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, black peppercorns, and bay leaves in a large, nonreactive sauté pan, and then nestle the chicken thighs, skin side down, into the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat, and then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken over, and then cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.
2. Uncover the pan, and then increase the heat to high and return the sauce to a boil. While occasionally turning and basting the chicken, continue boiling the sauce, uncovered, until it is reduced by half and thickens slightly, 5–7 minutes. Serve with steamed white rice.
Chicken adobo makes a perfect dish for weeknight dinner as the cooking process is so easy. I just love it that everything gets done in one pot and the ingredients are everyday ingredients that you can get easily in any store.
There is no need to marinate the chicken; the chicken soaks up the sauce while cooking in the pan.This adobo recipe is only 63 calories per serving and is best served with steamed rice. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner.