How to Cook Chicken Adobo

Adobo is the Spanish term for seasoning mix or marinade. A kind of marinade – mixtures of vinegar or wine and oil with various spices and seasonings; used for soaking foods before cooking. Ingredients and cooking style may vary from region to region.

I asked my father how to cook adobo. Maybe this is the Cavite version. This recipe uses tomato to replace vinegar.

1/2 kilogram chicken, large cuts
1 tablespoon patis, fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon salt
3 tomatoes, sliced – can be replaced with tomato sauce
2 medium onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup banana ketchup
1 teaspoon black pepper

1) Place all the ingredients in a cooking vessel.
2) Add small amount of water.
3) Bring to a slow boil for 30 minutes. Cover while boiling. Adjust amount of salt, black pepper, banana ketchup and fish sauce to suit your taste.

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Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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