Chicken: Philippine-Style Chicken Adobo

posted by mkme2 01-05-103 7:29 PM

Philippine-Style Chicken Adobo
Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 3 1/2 hr

1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 Turkish bay leaves or 1 California
4 whole chicken legs (2 1/2 lb), cut into drumsticks and thighs
Accompaniment: cooked rice

Stir together vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a bowl, then pour into a sealable plastic bag. Add chicken and seal bag, pressing out air. Turn to coat thoroughly, then put bag in a baking pan and marinate chicken, chilled, turning occasionally, 2 hours. Let chicken stand at room temperature 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425F.

Arrange chicken, skin sides up, in 1 layer in a 13- by 9- by 2-inch metal baking pan and pour marinade over it. Bake in middle of oven until cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer chicken, skin sides up, to a broiler pan. Pour marinade into a small saucepan and skim fat.
Preheat broiler.

Broil chicken about 4 inches from heat until skin is golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. While chicken is broiling, bring marinade to a boil and discard bay leaves. Serve chicken with sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

December 2002

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