Friday, August 31, 2012

chicken adobo

to all the Filipnos out there that are reading this, please refrain from judging a Chinese girl who felt like making adobo. actually, i take that back, i'm specifically talking about Ruby and Ron. see, i came into work today and told them that i had made adobo. immediately they ask "what kind" and i tell them "chicken. it's pretty good, i think." with the quickest retort they say that it should be pork. and that i can't say it's good without having a Filipino person try it. i then told them to "eff off, jerks!" except i went with the explicit version of that. then i told them that i know what good food is, as you can clearly see considering my blog has been taken over with about 85% food posts. unimpressed, they asked if they could smell it to make sure i wasn't a liar about it being pretty good. confident that i'd made a damn good adobo (it really isn't very hard anyway), i let them smell it and what was their response? "oh damn it smells like my mom's!" yeah that's right, assholes! a Chinese girl can make adobo, alright? 

so few ingredients involved. easy cooking, that's right up my alley!

it doesn't look like a lot of liquid but once the chicken begins to release juices it becomes quite a bit.

the end result. effing yum!!!

please don't mind that crappy noodle thing you see. that was poor judgement on my part thinking that i could potentially save some calories by using shirataki noodles (a very low calorie "noodle") in place of rice to soak up all of that adobo goodness. i was wrong and those noodles suck. but damn, do i love me some adobo!!

chicken adobo


-12 chicken drumsticks
-1 c soy sauce
-1 c white vinegar
-1 head of garlic, chopped
-2 tsp black peppercorns
-1/2 tsp ground black pepper
-3 bay leaves


1. heat oil in pot on medium heat
2. add garlic and heat until just browning
3. add chicken to pan and saute until about half way cooked through
4. add soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns, pepper and bay leaves to pot
5. distribute chicken so that coating of chicken is even
6. simmer on low for approx. 25-30 mins or until chicken is cooked through. chicken should be falling off the bone.
7. serve with rice!

1 comment:

  1. looks authentically yummy to me! need smell-o-vision fosho. :)