Happy Lunar New Year and Chicken Adobo Recipe

This past weekend was a busy one! Lunar New Year and Valentine’s day rolled in one. We hosted a small get together at our place. I spent the whole morning and afternoon making a pot of Chicken Ragu and Sous Vide Nem Nuong Rolls. Everything turned out well except for my rolls. *Note for future* pre-rolling spring rolls- DO NOT use damp paper towel to keep rolls separated, IT WILL STICK haha. In the future I’ll probably use either cling wrap or damp cloth towels or even risk my rolls sticking together, rather than have napkin paper stuck to it 😖. So anyways, aside from possibly feeding everyone some paper napkins, I’m happy with how everything went and it was nice to enjoy good company and of course the kids had fun!

Today I’m sharing a recipe on my site I already posted a while back, but it must have gotten deleted when I changed my platform….so here it is again! This time video included =) Chicken Adobo! This is a Filipino dish and it is super simple but so delicious and and so unique. The tangy bold flavors of vinegar and soy sauce pairs perfectly with steamed white rice.

Chicken Adobo
2 lbs. bone-in skinless chicken pieces (8 pieces)
4 Tbs soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs dark soy sauce
1 small onion, sliced
1 Tbs garlic, minced
3 bay leaves
1 Tbs whole peppercorns

Marinate chicken with 4 Tbs soy sauce, 1 Tbs garlic, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp black pepper for 2-24 hrs.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1 Tbs of vegetable oil.
Brown meat on both sides and remove to plate (about 2 minutes per side).
Lower heat to medium, add onions and cook until soften.
Add vinegar, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar, peppercorn, scraping the pan to release flavor stuck to the bottom of the pan. 
Add chicken back to skillet top-side down, cover and bring to boil.
Once boiling, add bay leaves, and loosely cover again.
Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Turn chicken over half way through cooking time and remove lid.
Continue to simmer until desired color and doneness.
Serve with hot white rice. Don’t forget to spoon the delicious sauce over the chicken and rice. Enjoy!

Happy Year of the Ox! Wishing everyone Good Health, Happiness, and Prosperity!

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