I’m not into cooking. Not really. One reason is I don’t have ‘that’ good sense of taste especially when judging a food if it’s the right amount of saltiness and stuff and another reason is that I’m kind of lazy in preparing food. *hehe* But yesterday’s air was different! I made food for dinner! Not just a snack but real food called ‘Chicken Adobo’. 😀 Adobo’s one of my favorites and definitely in the list of most Filipinos. I tried cooking it because I was craving and luckily I found a stock of chicken, soy sauce and vinegar in our kitchen. And voila! I was hesitant at first since it was my first time preparing a meal, having to wait for the chicken to be cooked. What I mean is that cooking eggs or hotdogs are fine but when it’s about cooking chicken, fish or pork, that’s a totally different story.
Of course, as a starter, I searched on YouTube and read blogs for the recipe. Most Adobo recipes that appeared were easy to follow but I went with Panlasang Pinoy’s. Thank you to Panlasang Pinoy for helping me out 😉
How to Cook Chicken Adobo with Potatoes
Prep time -15 mins | Cook time -40 mins | Total time – 55 mins
Author: MannyRecipe type: Chicken RecipeCuisine: FilipinoServes: 6 to 8 servings
- 1 kilo chicken, chop into serving pieces
- 2 medium size potatoes, quartered
- ¼ cup vinegar
- ¼ soy sauce
- 1 tsp. Magic Sarap (or any granuled seasoning)
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt or patis (optional)
- 1 pc laurel leaf
- ½ cup water
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium size onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
- Heat oil in a saucepan and saute garlic and onion. After a minute add the chicken.
- Stir fry the chicken until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Add in ½ cup of water, soy sauce, vinegar, laurel leaf and black pepper.
- Cover and simmer for 20 minutes then add the potatoes.
- Simmer again for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked.
- Season with magic sarap, sugar and patis or salt (just in case the adobo lacks salt).
- Serve hot.
A recipe from panlasangpinoymeatrecipes.com
2nd recipe reference at http://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/03/09/filipino-food-chicken-adobo-recipe/
Marinating the chicken in soy sauce and garlic for 1-3 hours would make the chicken rich in flavor. What I didn’t put in the Adobo I made is Magic Sarap or any seasoning. It would still turn out delish with a right amount of salt and pepper. 🙂 Also, I skipped frying the chicken and went to simmering it instead.
How was it?
Success! I mean not bad for a first timer like me! Yayyyyy XD My grandfather, elder sister and mom said it was good. (But actually they said it was ‘Okay’ and I take an ‘Okay’ for ‘good’. Haha) I also judged my own cooking, and with all fairness & justice, it was indeed a not-so-bad Chicken Adobo. For me it tasted just fine. What wasn’t fine was the chicken. It got over boiled so it became torn-up. My sister said I should’ve put a bit more salt. I don’t know but for me it was salty already XD Nevertheless, I should listen to her since she’s a much more better cook than me. Yes, she is.
I’m so happy I got to do this :DD
*credits to the owner of the Featured Image I used 🙂