My favorite local food in Hawaii after living in Honolulu for almost 16 years, is Chicken adobo. Originating in the Phillipines chicken adobo is a great example of a dish which is so simple, yet so good.
To make things even better, you can cook this in a crock pot!! I like the concept of tossing all the ingredients together in a pot in the morning, go on with your day, then come home and the meal is ready for you!! And it tastes great too!
Ladies and gentlemen, here is Masako’s recipe for a cook crock pot chicken adobo.
2 shallots, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 bay leaves
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar of your choice (Rice, white, or Apple cider worked well so far)
2 pounds chicken (I prefer thighs)
Toss first 6 dry ingredients into the pot
Then, add equal parts of soy sauce and vinegar
( 1/2 : 1/2 ) into the pot.
Add Chicken meat and mix them well
Cover and cook 6 hours on “low” heat setting
After 6 hours…Ohhh~ it looks sooo good! You can see
chicken meat is falling off the bone…wait, there were no
bones in the chicken. But you know my points?
I like to garnish my chicken adobo with chopped green onion and serve with brown rice and some green beans but locals in Hawaii often like to serve chicken adobo with potato salad.
I tried several different recipes, combined them, and made it to be my own recipe for my own taste. So this recipe could be a bit different from an authentic Filipino chicken adobo recipe.
If you are a Filipino / Filipina, please share your personal version of the chicken adobo recipe by leaving a comment below. I would love to learn and try different versions of this recipes.