Okay, so my housemates L and D came from their annual training and decided to make chicken adobo for dinner and I just woke up from a flight, tired and feeling lazy, my mouth watered at the thought of the famous Filipino staple. However, being not a part of their house budget, and my picky eating habits, I usually make my own food. For those who are foreign to this kind of food, adobo is a Filipino dish of chicken or pork stewed in vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, bay leaves, and peppercorns. While pork is a no-no in the Middle East, chicken adobo is what we always make. So, with the delicious smell of garlic, onions and ginger enveloping our whole living room, I decided to make mine in less than ten minutes. (I know, lazybelle mode.)
Here’s how I made my ten minute adobo with a twist brought about by my impulse to create drama in my food making. ❤
I have learned not to waste food, so I did not open a new pack of chicken and I used the last 3 pieces of chicken breasts instead.
You will need:
- Chicken parts, preferably breasts and thighs but you can use any parts you like.
- Soy sauce
- Lemon, or you can use the local Philippine lemon
- Chili powders
- Sugar and pepper powder
What I did:
I placed 3 pieces of chicken in the pot and I added six spoonfuls of soy sauce, squeezed half of sliced lemon, chopped onions and garlic, chili powder, pepper and a pinch of sugar. I added 50 ml of water and I let it bring into a boil through medium fire. I kept checking the chicken if it is already tender and cooked while I constantly made sure that it will not go dry because I am avoiding it to become sticky and bitter. Once I found the sauce semi dry, I put a little oil to fry the chicken in a bit, and poured three spoonfuls of honey and stirred them well making sure that the chicken is well coated with honey and let it stay in the fire for a while to allow the honey to seep through the meat for two minutes. And I ate it like I haven’t eaten in two days. Haha. PS: To be honest, I think it took me 15 to 20 minutes but hey, it was done and it turned out deliciously edible. So go ahead, create your own. Enjoy loves! ❤