Simple Chicken Adobo and Adobo-flavored Garlic Fried Rice

I found the recipe below on a now defunct blog.  What happened was my copy of it got splattered in the kitchen so I went looking for it again to reprint it.  No luck.  Finally, pulled a copy of it from the Internet Archives (Wayback Machine) from 2004.  Here’s a link to the original webpage at

Chicken Adobo

Simple Chicken Adobo and Adobo-flavored Garlic Fried Rice

Simple Chicken Adobo

4-5 lbs. chicken thighs
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon black peppercorns or freshly ground black pepper
3 bay leaves

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Cover and marinate chicken for 1-3 hours. Bring to boil, then lower heat. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and simmer until sauce is reduced and thickened, and chicken is tender, about 20 more minutes. Serve with steamed rice.

Serves 6-8
Adobo-flavored Garlic Fried Rice

3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 to 1 head garlic, peeled and diced
4 cups cooked rice, refrigerated overnight
Leftover adobo sauce (any leftover meat, chop finely)

Place rice in a container and separate grains using your hands. In a nonstick pan, heat oil over medium heat and gently brown garlic, about 30 seconds. Add rice and mix thoroughly until rice is evenly coated. Add adobo sauce and meat, and cook until heated through.

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