Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is based on one from Atkins, The Complete Cookbook. The intro to the recipe reads, "The tangy vinegar marinade called adobo reflect the Spanish influence on the cuisine of the Philippines. Islanders enjoy adobo-seasoned pork, too." Allow an hour for the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator.
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons peppercorns, lightly crushed
- 1⁄2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 6 chicken legs, cut into drumstick and thigh pieces
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (optional)
- In a large glass baking dish, mix together the vinegar, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce.
- Add the chicken and toss to coat.
- Cover and marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
- Transfer chicken and its marinade to a large saucepan.
- Add water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
- Using tongs, transfer chicken to a plate to cool.
- Boil cooking liquid about 10 minutes, or until reduced to 1 cup.
- Allow sauce to cool.
- Strain into a small saucepan. Skim off fat and reheat.
- Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat until quite hot.
- Brown chicken in batches, about 2 minutes per side.
- Transfer to a deep platter and pour hot sauce over chicken.
- If desired, garnish with cilantro.
Woohoo! Never fear, I screwed this up all over the place & it still came out fabulous! I used boneless thighs. Marinated, cooked in cast iron. When the chicken was cooked, I removed it from the pan & added the marinade. When it was syrupy, I put the chicken back in the pan. I FORGOT TO ADD THE 1c WATER!!!! But it was ok!!! We all loved it & there were no leftovers. Rah Rah! Made for ZWT5 5/09.
I didnt like this much, but Hubby did. I found it a little too salty for me, though I thought that the chicken itself, cold, without the sauce was very nice. I think the skin absorbed too much of the soy. BUT, the recipe was easy to follow, and turned out well. thanks mersaydees