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Chicken Adobo with Noodles Filipino-Mexican Fusion

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"Adobo from the east and mole from the west, 'al unisono!'"
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50 m servings 1018
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook chicken thighs in hot oil until no longer pink on the outside, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Add onion and continue to cook until the onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir garlic into the chicken mixture; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add vinegar, soy sauce, cumin, and bay leaves to the pot. Stir tomato paste and chipotle paste into the liquid in the pot.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Stir arrowroot powder into the liquid at the bottom of the pot; continue cooking until the liquid thickens, about 5 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rice noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 4 minutes; drain. Ladle sauce and chicken over the noodles to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1018 calories; 31.8 105.8 70.5 232 1467 Full nutrition

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This is a keeper! The sauce was thick enough to stick to the noodles without the arrowroot. Also, I used chicken breasts instead of thighs.

I made this recipe as weekly meal prep - it tastes really good! I recommend soaking the rice noodles in warm water for 15 minutes and then adding them directly into the chicken and chipotle mix ...

my husband really liked it. I didn't have to thicken it. There was enough sauce so I added some chicken stock. used bone-in then cut the meat from the bone.

The only changes I made were to use low sodium soy sauce, and I used brown rice spaghetti noodles because my store did not have flat rice noodles. Let me just say that this was unbelievably del...

Great and super easy! We had to substitute arrowroot with tapioca to thicken which work out good. The whole family, including the kids, loved it.