Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chicken Adobo

My friend Dani gave me this wonderful recipe for chicken adobo and i make it all the time now. i of course never follow a recipe to a T so i had to change a few things.


ingredients: chicken thighs, a large onion, garlic, seasonings, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and crushed red pepper.

serves 6-8

take your chicken thighs and remove the skin (comes off very easily) i rinse them off then set on cookie sheet sprinkle with garlic powder, pepper, and salt (just a little salt)


get your favorite pan hot and add a bit of olive oil then add chicken


*important do not move the chicken until it starts to brown. you want the chicken to get  a nice color then flip it over and cook until that side is nicely colored. remove it and set on clean cookie sheet or pan and cook the other half of chicken. (the chicken will NOT be done, nor will it look done)100_2361

slice your onion and garlic up while the chicken is cooking100_2359

so you have all the chicken browned your pan has all these yummy bits on the bottom!100_2362

remove all but a tablespoon or 2 of the oil and then add the onion, garlic and some crushed red pepper 100_2363

and cook until onions are nice and translucent and they have pretty much picked up all those bits on the bottom


next add balsamic vinegar (the original recipe called for apple cider but i didn't have any) to soy sauce. for today i used 1 cup balsamic and 2/3 soy (for less chicken use 2/3 and 1/3) let simmer


add all chicken back to pan


cover and let cook for about 20-30 minutes or until all the chiken is cooks and the color looks so yummy


i serve with rice and veggies.

3 ww points per piece of chicken.


oh and i don't normally make my rice in a nice meat pile like this i just had to measure it for the points =)



Teri in CO said...

This looks so yummy!

Kari said...

I think I'll have to try this one. I love how you're including the WW points!! Too cool.