Easy Chicken Abodo Recipe

I grew up on this dish, even though I am a white girl living in the suburbs. LOL

My family was unique growing up. My mom loved to travel and she married a Philipino man as part of her travels. So naturally, we had some Philippine favorites on our dinner table. My mom taught me this recipe, and she was taught by one of the elders in my stepdad’s village.

It is really easy and SUPER tasty!

ENJOY!

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Easy Chicken Adobo

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 3 lb chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion quartered and sliced
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 T garlic pressed
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

Instructions:

  1. place chicken and vegetable oil in a large cold pot and turn the burner to medium-high heat. render the fat from the chicken and then cook the thighs until golden brown on both sides.
  2. Remove chicken and drain off about half of the oil and fat rendered. add the onion and garlic; cook until they soften and brown, about 6 minutes. If you wish you can remove the skin from the skin at this time. 

  3. Pour in vinegar and soy sauce, black pepper, and bay leaf. Add the browned chicken, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the chicken is tender and cooked for about 35 to 40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Serve chicken and some of the cooking broth over rice with orange slices on the side. 

Leandra Witchwood

Leandra Witchwood

I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask?After many years of study, struggle, and disappointment; I realize that I could forge my own path using the knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques. Through persistence I found the honest answer... I can have both!
I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute of it. Okay… well, enjoying nearly every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where food, spirituality play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach different cooking classes for adults on subjects of making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient, recipe creation, and how to make cooking a part of your Magickal and spiritual practice.
From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most basic-mundane task and make it Magickal!
Please enjoy the recipes, article, and content here on The Magick Kitchen. If you have questions or suggestions, I’m listening.
I am so glad you joined me! The personal act of sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!
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Leandra Witchwood

I just want good food and to live a Magickal life! Is that so much to ask? After many years of study, struggle, and disappointment; I realize that I could forge my own path using the knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques. Through persistence I found the honest answer… I can have both!
I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute of it. Okay… well, enjoying nearly every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where food, spirituality play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach different cooking classes for adults on subjects of making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient, recipe creation, and how to make cooking a part of your Magickal and spiritual practice.
From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most basic-mundane task and make it Magickal!
Please enjoy the recipes, article, and content here on The Magick Kitchen. If you have questions or suggestions, I’m listening.
I am so glad you joined me! The personal act of sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!

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