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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

recipe of the week: filipino chicken

my mom used to make this when i was growing up, and since my husband spent two years of his life in the philippines on an LDS mission i'd thought i'd try it out on him. he said it tasted just like the real thing. it was sooooo yummy, cheap and healthy! even my daughter, who we can rarely get to eat meat, loved it! (if you don't like vinegar, i wouldn't suggest this one, but if you do you'll love it!)

filipino chicken
6 servings


1 5lb chicken, disjointed (or cut into pieces)
1 1/2 teaspoons peppercorns
3/4 cup cider vinegar
6 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 bay leaves
6 medium cloves garlic, chopped

1. simmer all ingredients in a covered pot for 2 1/2 hours at low temperature. serve with rice (i used brown, but white is more traditional) and steamed/cooked veggies of choice. pour sauce over rice and veggies (i did carrots and green beans because it is what i had!) when serving.

crockpot option (more expensive): 4-6 breasts cooked in crockpot on low.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

I was too tired to cook tonight and I wish I had seen this recipe. it looks quick and delicious!

BrittWilk said...

haha... me too. it just sat on my stove for 2 1/2 hours and cooked itself. that's the best kind of dinner, huh?

Meghan said...

This sounds so easy and I'm sure it's delicious!!

Dan and Sharon Curry said...

Good job on the recipe! The name that this goes by for Filipinos is "Chicken Adobo". There are some variations depending on how "vinegary" you like it by adding more of the soy sauce etc.

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