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Lamesa’s Chicken Adobo

PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
45 min
YIELDS
6 servings

This Chicken Adobo is a traditional Filipino dish that will take your taste buds on an adventure! Served on a bed of rice, the tender chicken is drenched in garlicky adobo sauce for a sweet and sour finish.

Courtesy of Lamesa Filipino Kitchen in Toronto.

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Ingredients

2
bay leaves
4
garlic cloves
1
tsp black peppercorns
½
onion, diced
½
red finger chili, sliced
2
star anise
1
cinnamon stick
1
tbsp ginger, chopped
3
fluid ounce soy sauce
6
fluid ounce rice wine vinegar
9
fluid ounce water
6
boneless chicken thighs
1
tsp Arrowroot starch (thickener)
Cooked rice, optional
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Directions

Step 1

Except for the chicken and slurry (Arrowroot starch), add all ingredients to a medium-sized pot. Bring to a simmer and cook out aromatics for approximately 30 minutes.

Step 2

Place chicken thighs in liquid and cook for about 12 minutes at a lower simmer or until fully cooked. Remove thighs from pot to cool down. Reduce poaching liquid by ⅓ and gradually whisk in slurry, or Arrowroot starch. Adjust seasoning if necessary and strain now thickened liquid, now known as the adobo jus and set aside.

Step 3

Sear thighs in a preheated frying pan, skin side down, until golden brown. Arrange thighs on a plate and spoon reserved finished adobo jus atop. Serve with rice.

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