Authentic Chicken Adobo
A straightforward and filling Filipino dish is adobo. In this variation, chicken is slow-cooked with garlic and spices after being marinated in vinegar and soy sauce. Serve with steamed white rice.
Combine vinegar soy sauce1 head garlic bay leaves garlic powder black pepper and 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder in a large bowl.
Add chicken stir to coat with marinade cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Remove chicken from the marinade and pat dry.
Reserve the marinade.
Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook chicken in the hot oil until browned about 4 minutes per side.
Remove skillet from heat.
Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
Cook and stir 1 head garlic until browned about 3 minutes.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons annatto powder; simmer for 3 minutes.