Adobo is a cooking process wherein the main ingredients are usually pork and chicken, marinated in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and for me, a little bit of sugar. It is a very popular dish here in the Philippines and almost everyone has their own version of adobo. Up to this day, I never get tired of eating this delicious dish. I watched my mom cooked her own version of adobo (it's usually pork), but I never got to know her secret on why her pork adobo is so tasty and different from the others. Now, it's my time to make my own blend of this favorite Filipino dish.
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
- 3 chicken leg quarters, cut into serving pieces
- 4tbsp light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 laurel leaves
- 2 medium size potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1 to 2 cups water
- Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper and garlic in a bowl.
- Put the chicken into the mixture and marinate for about 1 hour.
- Place the marinated chicken, including the mixture into a pan.
- Add water and bring to a boil, then lower the heat, simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is tender and stir occasionally.
- Add the laurel leaves and potatoes, let it simmer for another 10 mins. until the sauce thickens and the potatoes are cooked.
- Serve with steamed rice.
Some people say that adobo is best eaten the next day, that is, if there's anything left in this tasty dish. Enjoy!