My Take On Easy Chicken Adobo

Who wants to make some CHICKEN ADOBO? This dish right here represents everything that is the Philippines, and I can’t wait for you to make it!Ā šŸ‡µšŸ‡­



For the chicken adobo:

– 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil for searingĀ 

– 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin onĀ 

– 1 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepperĀ 

– 4 garlic cloves, roughly choppedĀ 

– 1ā„4 cup Oyster SauceĀ 

– Ā¾ cup dark mushroom soy such as pearl river bridge

– 1 1ā„2 cups Sugar Cane Vinegar (but any white vinegar will do)

– 2 Fresh Bay Leaves (dried if fresh is unavailable)

For the Jasmine Rice:

2 Cups rice, rinsed and drained

Approximately 3 1/2 cups water



For the chicken adobo

In a large heavy-bottom saucepan with a lid, heat oil over high heat for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 10 seconds until fragrant. Using tongs, carefully add chicken thighs to pot and cook until caramelized on all sides, turning once. Season chicken liberally with pepper.

Add in oyster sauce and dark mushroom soy sauce, tossing to coat the chicken thoroughly. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant and sauces start to caramelize on the bottom of the pan. Drizzle in vinegar along with bay leaves. Stirring to release the caramelized bits on the bottom of the pan. Cover with lid and bring to a rolling boil for about 5minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered for about 30-40 minutes until chicken is tender and begins to fall off the bone.

Remove from heat, rest for a few minutes and serve over a heaping serving of JasmineRice, garnishing with a ladleful of the braising liquid.

For the Jasmine Rice:

Place rinsed rice in a sauce pot, spread out to an even layer and cover with enough water until it reaches the first knuckle of your index finger. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until fluffed, about 20 minutes.

I made this recipe on Selena + Chef and it’s a go-to for me for its simplicity, quick cooking time and how delicious it is. Let me know what you think once you’ve tried it at home!

-Chef Jordan Andino