Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chicken Adobo and an Update

My boyfriend's ex is doing miraculously well! She has pulled through and was taken off the vent and moved to the burn unit from ICU. All the thoughts and prayers sent her way have been working! The children are staying with us and it's kept everyone quite busy!

Okay, I didn't have too much time this week to blog and couldn't decide which recipe to write about next. I finally decided to share my Chicken Adobo recipe. Since moving to Maui I have been cooking a lot of Filipino dishes and "local" favorites. My boyfriend was born and raised here in Maui and says it's the best he's ever tasted. The addition of potatoes def takes it over the top. Don't be afraid of the amount of vinegar, it mellows during cooking.


8 pieces of bone in chicken
salt and pepper
5-6 garlic cloves
tsp whole peppercorns
1/2 small sweet onion
tsp grated ginger

3 potatoes
2 bay leaves
1 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup shoyu (soy sauce)
1/4 c water (optional)


Salt and pepper your chicken pieces.
Brown in a pot on both sides
Remove from the pot. Saute onion, garlic, and ginger.

Dice the potatoes according to your liking. (see pic below)
Return chicken to the pot
Add potatoes, liquids, bayleaf and peppercorns.
Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30-40 minutes, until chicken is cooked and potatoes are tender.
Remove chicken and potatoes from the pot.
Combine cornstarch and water together and add to the pot
Bring the liquid to a boil until thicken.
The potatoes soak up the sauce as they cook. Serve with white rice. Yum!


Donna-FFW said...

This dish sounds wonderful and packed with flavor.

Becca said...

I love this recipe!! One of my favorite things to cook! Thanks for the recipe girl.

Spryte said...

You didn't list potatoes as an ingredient? Just how ever many you need?

I can't wait to try your version of Chicken Adobo! It's one of my daughter's favorites... and I think we'll both really LOVE the addition of potatoes to the pot!


Spryte said...

Thanks! I can't wait to try this!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Wow.It's nice to find a dish I am very familiar with..

We don't put potatoes,though nut it's a nice twist to the usual