Sunday, September 8, 2013

【阿多博卤鸡】Chicken Adobo

好吃到不行-- 阿多博卤鸡 (Chicken Adobo),终于知道菲律宾人为什么老夸他们这款卤鸡了,香浓,软糯,入口即化的鸡肉配上热腾腾的白米饭,减肥的人请自行绕道而过!

As I mentioned in my previous post that I was reading a couple of Filipino food blogs and could not but to notice that everyone of them rave about their yummy national dish -- Chicken Adobo. I made a mental note that I definitely have to try making it once. And how glad am I that I did! This dish is super yummy and I had to drag N and baby A out for a 3 miles walk to burn off the extra rice I had for dinner!

1 - 1.5 磅 鸡腿/鸡翅
4-5 瓣 蒜瓣
2-3 片 桂叶
1 大勺 食油
1 杯水

4 大勺 酱油
2 大勺 白醋/黑醋
1 大勺 甜酱油 (也可用 2 小勺 老抽和 1 小勺 红糖代替)
2 小勺 黑胡椒粉 (或 2 小勺 黑胡椒粒,稍微辗碎)

1 - 1.5 lb of Chicken thigh/drumstick/wings
4-5 Cloves of garlic
2-3 Bay leaves
1 tbsp Oil
1 Cup water

4 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Vinegar
1 tbsp Sweet Soy Sauce(or substitute with 2 tsp of dark soy sauce and 1 tsp of brown sugar)
2 tsp Black pepper powder(or 2 tsp of black pepper corn, lightly crush)

1. 鸡肉加入蒜瓣(拍扁),酱油和桂叶拌匀,腌至少1个小时(腌一个晚上更好)。

2. 开煮之前淋上1大勺的食油,拌匀,把鸡块加热稍微煎煎(加油是为了防止酱油变焦泛苦)等鸡块变色的时候,加入所有调味料和水,大火煮滚转中火焖20-30分钟至鸡肉块变软. 然后大火收汁,至汤汁浓稠即可。 

1. Clean the chicken pieces, smashed a few garlic cloves, add bay leaves and light soy sauce, marinate the chicken for at least an hour.

2. Add a tbps of oil, and cook the chicken pieces on stove until changes color, add all other ingredients and water, bring to boil, and turn the heat down to medium low, continue cooking until chicken tender. Increase the heat to thicken the gravy if you needed to.

This dish must, I mean, MUST serve only with white steamed rice, preferably Jasmine rice.


  1. 我煮过这个,那个食谱用了太多的白醋,我个人不怎么能接受,改天我再试试看你的食谱,谢谢分享。

  2. the first time I bought a bottle of apple cider vinegar was to make this Filipino dish, you just remind me I have too long did not encore this dish. Yours sound absolutely delicious too!

    1. Hi Sonia!Welcome!This recipe cast a balance result and we truly enjoyed the meal, it was one of the best chicken dishes that I have tried... it is so delicious!

      I am so going to try your piggy mooncake.. hopefully i have sometimes between babysitting and other chores...

      Meanwhile.. I am also craving badly on Nasi Lemak!

  3. I love Adobo - I am going to try out your recipe soon!
    Thanks for sharing! :-)

    1. Welcome to my blog Cookie!

      Oh yes, do try this one out! It is so delicious!

  4. adobo is such a national dish for philippines and it's not difficult to make!