Monday, March 18, 2013

Chicken Adobo

1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup water
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 tsp peppercorns, crushed
8 chicken Marylands, cut into thigh and drumstick pieces
3/4 cup soy sauce
vegetable oil
chopped spring onions to garnish

1. Combine the first five ingredients in a Dutch oven. Place chicken pieces in the mixture in one layer and bring to a boil on the stove over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Add the soy sauce and stir to make sure it's evenly distributed though the sauce. Bring back to a boil, cover and simmer for a further 20 minutes or until the chicken's cooked.

3. Remove the chicken from the sauce, shaking off as much liquid as possible. Pat dry with paper towels and place on a plate. Put the sauce on the back burner and bring back to the boil to reduce a little.

4. Heat about 3 tbs oil in a frying pan until very hot. Fry the chicken pieces all over until crispy and brown. Place all the chicken on a serving dish and pour the sauce over the top.

Serve with rice and sprinkled with spring onions.

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  1. This looks yummy, I might try with the chicken I bought last week!

    1. It was really yummy! Just careful when you're frying it. The oil kept spattering so hard it was burning me from across the room :-P

  2. That's it, I'm gettin one.

    BTW: Your Chicken Adobo sounds so good. The whole crispy brown chicken thing had me.

    PS: That PB & J Bread and Butter Pudding (re facebook), turned into a PB & N (for Nutella) Bread and Butter Pudding... just couldn't make up my mind that day. It was delish, as only Peanut Butter and Nutella can be. I'll post the recipe on my blog soon - if you're interested.

    Happy Kindling... the books, not the twigs, that is :)

    1. Ah that was you! Yeah, I'm definitely interested ;) I'll be over to get the recipe soon. I'm still keen to try a PB&J one though, might have to try that myself.

      And I'm glad I could convert you to Kindles. I love mine SO much. I highly recommend Kindle Keyboard, they're $100 refurbished from Dick Smith.

  3. I am pretty addicted to my Kindle. I carry it everywhere with me, which is perfect for NYC where the space in my purse is extremely precious!

    1. Yeah, that's one of the reasons I love them. Some books are so heavy and cumbersome, a Kindle is definitely preferable to carrying them around everywhere.

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    1. I love real books too! One of the reasons the Kindle is great that I forgot to mention is that when you're one of those people whose houses are crammed to max capacity with books (like me,) you can be more selective with which ones you buy in hard copy because you can try them out on the Kindle first.

    2. Also, thanks for the kind words ;)

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    1. When my Keyboard cracks it that will probably be the model I look at getting :-)