My Global Food Challenge


Adobo Chicken with Ginger (Philippines)

This is considered the Philippine national dish. The combination of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and peppercorns is delicious and actually preserves the chicken! Great for picnics.
Yield: 6 Servings


1 (3 pound) whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 bulb garlic peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh ginger root
2 bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns


Combine the chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, bay leaves and peppercorns in a Dutch oven.   Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Once it boils, reduce heat to a simmer. the pot and simmer for 30 minutes, basting the chicken occasionally.  After 30 minutes, remove lid and cook until liquid has reduced to half.

Remove chicken from the pot to a serving plate.  Strain the liquid from the pot to remove all the food particles, and set aside.  Serve chicken hot over steamed rice and drizzle with reserved sauce.

Link to My Post on Philippines:

Cuisine :   Filipino

Main Ingredient :   Chicken

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