Ingredients

  • Serves 4-6 people
  • Adobo:

    500 g chicken drumettes or leg

    500 g pork belly, diced

    4 cloves garlic, crushed

    handful of black peppercorns 

    2 fresh or dried bay leaves

    200 to 300 ml Filipino coconut vinegar

    150 ml soy sauce

    olive or vegetable oil for frying

    banana leaves to serve on

    Garlic Fried Rice:

    500 g cooked jasmine rice

    2 large cloves garlic, finely-chopped

    pinch chicken powder

    salt to taste

    fried egg (1 per person , for garnish)

Diana Chan's Filipino Pork & Chicken Adobo
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Diana Chan's Filipino Pork & Chicken Adobo

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A quintessential Filipino dish, Adobo can be found in many variations across the Philippines. Traditionally, meat is marinated and cooked with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves and black peppercorns to get that signature adobo flavor that everyone knows and loves. While chicken and pork belly are the more commonly used proteins for this dish, other meats and seafood pair perfectly with the sauce as well. Enjoy it with a bowl of garlic fried rice and fried egg for a classic Filipino meal.
  • Medium
  • 30 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 3 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Prepare the spices

    • To prepare the Adobo, crush garlic in a mortar and pestle or chop finely.
    • Crush black peppercorns in the mortar and pestle.
    • Prepare a medium-based pan and heat some oil up. 


  2. Cook the Adobo

    • Add the pork to the pan and fry for a minute.
    • Add the chicken and cook for 2 to 5 minutes on each side or until it begins to caramelize.
    • Remove from the pan and place in a bowl, reserve the fat in the pan.
    • Add a little more oil to the pan and add the crushed garlic, bay leaves and a good pinch of the freshly ground pepper.
    • Return the meat with the juices back to the pan. Stir through.
    • Add vinegar and soy and simmer for a few minutes.
    • Add water and cover with a lid, and simmer for 45 minutes.
    • Once pork and chicken are caramelised, get rid of excess oil or fat from the pan.


  3. Make the garlic fried rice

    • In a big frying pan or wok, add oil and sauté garlic until just caramelised, then add rice.
    • Fry the rice until not chunky anymore then season with chicken powder.
    • Continue to cook until rice is hot and garlic is fragrant. 


Plate and Serve!

In a bowl or on a plate, add the beautiful cooked Adobo with some garlic rice on the side. Top the dish with fried egg.

Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 4-6 people
    • Adobo:

      500 g chicken drumettes or leg

      500 g pork belly, diced

      4 cloves garlic, crushed

      handful of black peppercorns 

      2 fresh or dried bay leaves

      200 to 300 ml Filipino coconut vinegar

      150 ml soy sauce

      olive or vegetable oil for frying

      banana leaves to serve on

      Garlic Fried Rice:

      500 g cooked jasmine rice

      2 large cloves garlic, finely-chopped

      pinch chicken powder

      salt to taste

      fried egg (1 per person , for garnish)

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