Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe – Inspired by the Phillipine’s national dish, this garlicky, vinegary, sweet, and sour chicken adobo is so incredibly delicious and very easy to prepare!
Also, paleo-friendly! IF you’re into that sort of thing. I just call it, low-carb…? I clearly need to get with the 2017 lingo.
Buuut. HI YA! Happy Sunday! What are you up to? How are you doing? DO tell!
It’s Palm Sunday so I’ll be in the kitchen for most of the day preparing fish and stuff – I’m eyeing that Mediterranean Style Baked Tilapia 😍 Then, everyone will come over and eat up my 8-hour food preparation in like, 2 minutes… 5 tops. 😬
In the meantime, I just want and need to discuss THIS Chicken Adobo with YOU! 👍 This saucy, vinegary, garlicky deliciousness is to LIVE for!
You know those recipes we always go back to because they are just THAT darn good? THIS one is one of those recipes, at least for me. I like it with chicken legs (drumsticks) because you can hold it with your hands and just nibble out all of that amazing sauce down to the last drop. Ain’t gonna lie, I may not look cute doing it, but that’s the last thing I’m thinking about while enjoying my adobo sauce drenched chicken.
While Chicken Adobo may sound foreign and fancy and unapproachable to some, please let me assure you that this is very, very easy. I mean, do you expect anything more from me??? 😉 I worship one pot, 30 minute meals!
Checkit: You will need some soy sauce, of course, but please reach for the low sodium stuff. You’re also going to reach for the apple cider vinegar, some whole peppercorns, couple of bay leaves, and my favorite of all, garrrrlic!
All of that + a bit of sugar + chicken drumsticks will be combined in a large ziploc bag, and stored in the fridge for a couple of hours. You want all that flavor in there. TRUST ME. If you don’t have time, don’t worry, it’s still delish, but a bit of marinating doesn’t hurt one bit.
You are then going to pour out all those bag contents into a large nonstick pan and let it cook for about 30 minutes.
A little time (5 minutes) in the broiler and some sauce-reduction, and you’ve got this, boo!
Oh yeah. While all that is happening, please prepare some rice. Brown rice goes great!!
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