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Authentic Chicken Adobo

Rated as 4.07 out of 5 Stars
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"Adobo is a simple and hearty Filipino dish. In this version, chicken is marinated in vinegar and soy sauce, then slowly cooked with garlic and spices. Serve over steamed white rice."
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Ingredients

5 h 50 m servings 599
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine vinegar, soy sauce,1 head garlic, bay leaves, garlic powder, black pepper, and 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder in a large bowl. Add chicken, stir to coat with marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Remove chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Reserve the marinade.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir 1 head garlic until browned, about 3 minutes. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder; simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour annatto mixture over chicken and add reserved marinade. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Uncover and cook until sauce has reduced slightly, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 599 calories; 37.7 8 54.5 194 1084 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

MissiFizzle...the garlic and annatto powder are SUPPOSED to be listed twice, you ADD more after you brown the chicken!! Maybe then it would be a 5 star recipe, a lot more flavor!!

Most helpful critical review

FYI... garlic and annatto powder are both listed twice

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MissiFizzle...the garlic and annatto powder are SUPPOSED to be listed twice, you ADD more after you brown the chicken!! Maybe then it would be a 5 star recipe, a lot more flavor!!

Great recipe! Yes, the annatto and garlic are listed twice, because they are used twice...SMH. McCormick now has ground annatto (Achiote Molido), so it's a little easier to find in larger groc...

FYI... garlic and annatto powder are both listed twice

I am making this recipe for the second time. It's great! Since annatto is a coloring (and I couldn't find it), I substituted a little turmeric. Last time I made it with chicken, this time I mixe...

It was a great success! I substitute with Apple cider vinegar and this gave it a great deal of flavor. Also substituted coriander and turmeric for some of the annato.

My husband enjoyed this more than I did. The vinegar marinade was a bit to strong for me.

Love this recipe. I don’t think a thing should be changed

I make the Chicken Adobo acording with the recipe and was totally desaster. To much vinager.