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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Chicken Adobo with Potatoes : AFF Philippines


I have always been curious about Chicken Adobo ever since I came across the recipe in Amy Beh's Culinary Conundrums in The Star. A reader wrote to request for the recipe. Apparently this lady tasted Chicken Adobo at a party and fell in love with it.  I cut out the recipe and that newspaper cutting is still neatly filed away in my folder hah..hah...



For this first attempt, I am using the recipe sourced from Panlasang Pinoy Meaty Recipes. From what I read, this adobo is the Tagalog version which has more sauce unlike other adobo recipes which tend to have very little sauce or is almost dry. I know that most people love sauce to go with rice so this version is perfect. The ingredients are pretty basic, all easily available and very familiar to us all.



Chicken, onions, garlic, potatoes and soya sauce can't go wrong, right? With the the addition of vinegar and bay leaf, it does make Chicken Adobo a little different from the basic soya sauce chicken I used to cook when I first started cooking.

This Chicken Abodo is pretty good and I would think that this dish is also very kid friendly and would be well received by most families. I'm glad that I finally cooked Chicken Adobo and I reckon that it will make its rounds in my kitchen every now and then :)











Chicken Adobo with Potates

Ingredients :
- 1 kg chicken, chopped into serving pieces 
- 2 medium sized potatoes, quartered
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp Magic Sarap (or any granulated seasoning)(I omitted)
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt or patis( fish sauce) (optional) (I used fish sauce)
- 1 piece laurel leaf (bay leaf)\- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
-  1 medium sized onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp cooking oil

Method :
1. Heat oil in saucepan and saute garlic and onion.
2. After a minute add chicken. Stir fry until most of the liquid has evaporated.
3. Add 1/2 cup water, soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf and black pepper
4. Cove and simmer for 20 minutes, the add potatoes
5. Simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
6. Taste and season with magic sarap, sugar and patis or salt, if necessary.
7. Serve hot.



I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest - Philippines hosted by The Sweet Spot.


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This post is also linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Jasline of Foodie Baker.

54 comments:

  1. Morning Phong Hong.. Ohh, so it's just chicken, onions, garlic, potatoes, soya sauce, vinegar & bay leaf? Yep, can't go wrong.. Never.. My version is very simple too - chicken, garlic (lots of it), potatoes and oyster sauce.. That's all.. Serious.. Everything I cook must have oyster sauce.. Oyster sauce is very important in my kitchen, left half bottle only, I must buy a new one to play safe already, haha.. Talking about oyster sauce, I use oyster sauce in almost every dish.. My mum's trademark pork chops also only uses oyster sauce.. Onions, tomatoes, oyster sauce, minced pork (rolled into balls, marinated with soya sauce & pepper, then pre-fried), add water and simmer.. Then my trademark sesame oil ginger chicken (with liver) also must have oyster sauce - chicken, liver, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and oyster sauce.. Then my lazy-style leeks and "siew yok" also must have oyster sauce (siew yok bought from the market seller, leftover is used to fry with leeks) also must have oyster sauce.. Maybe you can post about oyster sauce one day, and see how you cook with it, I also wana see what else I can cook with it..

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    1. Hi Louiz! Wah, we must shake hands! My mum and I also heavy oyster sauce users. But for me I like the vegetarian oyster sauce. Don't know why I prefer it to the real thing. I have posted one oyster sauce chicken before. I must look into all the dishes you mentioned above and try it myself. I think there are many Chinese recipes that use oyster sauce.

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    2. Haha, my MIL also very kuat in using oyster sauce one, we went grocery shopping about once every 2 weeks, each time I also see her stocking up oyster sauce.

      Anyway, this chicken adobo looks good!!

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  2. oooh... i see this picture and deja vu!! you have something similar before, the Asadong Manok : AFF Philippines!! though this one is fairer and the other one is darker.. haha!!

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    1. Oh good, your remember that one!

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  3. potatoes and chicken, ahh, look at how "sexy" they are together and kind of like whispering to me "come over, come over and eat me, i am delicious!!".. hahahahaha!! hmmm, i wonder why you have not mentioned about your partner tasting this dish?? i remember last round he quietly wallopped the whole thing leaving only the gravy for you, hehe~~

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    1. SK hah..hah...no lah, last round I managed to eat one whole chicken leg and he finished the other two :) This Chicken Adobo I cooked for him to share with his daughter. This time got leftover pulak and she took with her for her lunch next day. Our girl is very selective on her food and since she can eat the leftovers, this dish must be good :)

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  4. Oh, till now I still cut out recipes from The Star. This recipe chicken adobo sounds easy in ingredients and a quickie meal too. Love chicken in all ways of cooking.

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    1. Mel, I have so many cut out recipes and they filled up 4 folders! This adobo is very easy to cook and nice to eat.

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  5. Same with Princess Ribbon, my house must have oyster sauce, hehe...

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  6. Looks yummy. Like you said, the dish can't go wrong with chicken and potatoes. Haha, looks like we are still cutting out recipes from newspaper or magazines. I have a big envelop full of recipe cuttings sitting in my book shelf. And I bookmarked countless of recipes on the internet. Have a nice day PH

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    1. Hi Veronica! Looks like we are collectors hah..hah...must really make an effort to try out those dishes that are filed away!

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  7. Oh yeah ...my pinoy colleagues always mentioned the word adobo during lunch. It's their type of dish.

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    1. Chris, adobo is more or less like their national dish.

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  8. Hi Phong Hong... Morning dear friend!
    Been MIA for a while. Busy in the kitchen baking cookies. Towards the end of the day, i want nothing else but my lovely bed. No computers no blogs no books no nothing! Hahaha...

    Chicken adobo... looks interesting and the ingredients are easy to be found. Yummy yummy. Okay chao, cannot look at food photos for too long. Still early in the morning! Hahahaha...

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    1. Hi MamaFaMi! Oh yes, Raya cookies! I know how tiring it is baking cookies. Especially in this hot weather! Yah, must not be tempted during fasting....

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  9. My kids love potato chicken! Last time when they were still in school, I just have to make this every other day and they will "wallop" till empty... I put in big onions to make it sweet.. now when I read your recipe, I wanna try with 1 tsp of brown sugar... but what is bay leaf? And 1/4 cup vinegar too? I am salivating now.. must be sourish, sweet and savoury! Must wait for the day to come to try that... wait till all are back home.. or should I make a trial first on two drumsticks instead of 1 kg of chicken.. hmmmm....

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    1. Claire, you can buy bay leaf at the spice section at the supermarket. It is used mostly in stews and also in Indian cooking. Cook lah, try it for yourself first with small amount of chicken and then you can cook for your kids when they come home :)

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  10. Hi Phong Hong, this is very yummy and irresistible. More or less the same as our usual potato chicken but with the addition of few ingredients. I am sure the gravy itself is already yummy when mixed it with rice. Thank for sharing and do enjoy your Wednesday. Regards :)

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    1. Hi Ivy! This is very homestyle kind of dish and easy to prepare. I'll cook this quite regularly I think :)

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  11. I must admit that the irresistible photos made me hungry and you are so cruel to make me salivate. Adoi....
    I looked at the recipe and it sounds easy to make them. I should ask my home chef to cook this for me. After commenting, I will buy this online to eat more Pinoy Food cos you tempted me to try to explore into their food.
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    1. Hi TM! Yes, get your wife to cook this adobo for you. I ought to try out authentic Filipino food someday and see if I did the Chicken Adobo correctly hah...hah....

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  12. I used to faithfully read Amy Beh's recipes in the Star. ^^

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    1. Lina, me too like her recipes section. But after cutting out, never cook hah..hah...

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  13. Filipino dish. Gotta try this sometime and blog about it...and show off to my Filipino friends. Hehehehehe!!! Looks real good.

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    1. Arthur, do try it because it is quite a simple dish. Nothing complicated :)

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  14. Hmmm...this is soo yummy!...

    -May- at: http://capturingthyinterest.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi Phong Hong, I prefer the vegetarian oyster sauce too ^-^ ! I noticed most Filipino dishes use vinegar ... this dish has soy sauce ... kinda salty sourish ?!?.

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    1. High 5, Karen! Yes, this dish is salty and sourish. Quite nice and appetizing.

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  16. I like the name of their seasoning.. Magic Sarap.... magical powder to transform the taste of your dish! Hehe ;P

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    1. Yen, I was fascinated by the name too :)

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  17. Very appetising, tasty and aromatic chicken dish. I always wonder why most Filipino meat dishes uses vinegar.

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    1. Kimmy, I was wondering too. Maybe they like their dishes with sourish taste. I quite like it.

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  18. I too always wondered what this chicken adobo is but never got down to cooking it, but it's so simple so maybe I should cook it just once to see if it taste good:) Looks like our local version of black sauce chicken to me except this has plenty of vinegar in it.

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    1. Jeannie, it is quite good. Suits our local taste buds.

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  19. Hi Phong Hong! Yay I have almost all the ingredients for this recipe, time to get some chicken and start cooking, looks delicious!

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  20. Hello Phong Hong,

    Seeing the photos of your chicken adobo potatoes dish makes me very hungry now. Looks really delicious especially since I love to eat potatoes.

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    1. Hi Mun! I love potatoes too as they are such comfort food.

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  21. Hi Phong Hong,
    Yup, this chicken dish looks delicious! Must try this version one day. Adding vinegar! I wonder if this is great with sambal belacan. And definitely more potatoes in my house!

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    1. Joyce, I believe this will be great with sambal belacan! Oh yes, must make sure there are enough potatoes. They are usually the star of the show!

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  22. I think your adobo is lighter in colour because less soy sauce. I use 3 tablespoon soy sauce for 500g chicken

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    1. Hi Shannon! I see....perhaps it is no harm if I added a bit of dark soya sauce :)

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  23. I want that drumstick. This looks delicious, Phong Hong!!

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    1. Hi Diana! Sure thing, I prefer the thighs!

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  24. Another mouth watering chicken and potato dish! My kids are bound to love it.

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    1. Mich, I hope that you cook this dish for them!

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