While not official, many consider adobo to be the country’s national dish. And what’s not to love? It has a wonderful blend of flavors, and it’s mega versatility in terms of what meat and other ingredients you can use!
Ready to learn more about the dish? Read on for a few facts, as well as some must-try Chicken Adobo panlasang pinoy dishes!
The Chicken Adobo Panlasang Pinoy Tidbits
A Spanish term for marinade, adobo actually refers to a method of stewing meat in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar and spices such as bay leaves and black pepper. Traditionally prepared and cooked in clay pots, adobo was originally a way to preserve food. The combination of acid (vinegar) and saltiness (soy sauce) is a great way to keep bacteria from spoiling the meat.
As already mentioned, one of the most loved things about adobo is its versatility. On top of the staple ingredients such as vinegar and soy sauce, you can level it up by adding gata or coconut milk, sugar, ginger and honey. For the meat, you can use pork, beef and fish. But the most common is chicken.
Thanks to this versatility, the tasty possibilities with adobo are endless! Take these easy, pinaSARAP chicken adobo recipes for example.
Chicken Adobo with Mega Prime Oyster Sauce
Chicken adobo with a hint of sweetness and a kick of citrus? This chicken adobo recipe may just be what you’re craving for. Chicken adobo with oyster sauce mixes the sweet-salty goodness of oyster sauce with the savory flavor of adobo, resulting in a balanced blend of flavors. Lemongrass in this recipe adds a nice fragrant touch too. Here’s how this chicken adobo panlasang recipe dish is prepped.
- 1 kg chicken, adobo cut
- 1 tsp black pepper, lightly crushed
- 1 stalk lemongrass, crushed
- 1 small-sized onion, chopped
- 1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
- ½ head garlic, crushed
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup vinegar
- ½ cup of Mega Prime Oyster Sauce
- 3 pcs. bay leaves
- Salt, to taste
- Wash chicken meat thoroughly before putting in a saucepan. Fill the saucepan with water up to about 1 inch above the chicken meat. Add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onion, ginger, black pepper, lemongrass and bay leaf.
- Bring to a boil and let it simmer on medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Pour Mega Prime Oyster Sauce and cook for another 5 – 10 minutes or until meat becomes tender.
- Season with salt. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Chicken Adobo with Mega Prime Pieces and Stem Mushrooms
With mushrooms in the mix, this chicken adobo panlasang pinoy dish comes with an extra chewy texture and an earthy flavor. Check out this simple step-by-step on how to easily prep chicken adobo with mushrooms!
- 1 kg chicken, adobo cut
- 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 onion, minced
- 1-2 cups of water
- ¼ cup cooking oil
- ½ Tbsp. white sugar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 can (198g) Mega Prime Pieces & Stems Mushrooms
- Marinade chicken in a mixture of soy sauce and garlic for at least 2 hours.
- Heat cooking oil in a pan. Saute onions and Mega Prime Pieces & Stems Mushrooms before adding in marinated chicken. Cook both sides for about 5 minutes each.
- Pour marinade onto the pan and add water. Bring to a boil, and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken becomes tender.
- Add vinegar. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Mix in sugar and salt. Stir for a few more minutes before taking the pan off of the heat.
- Transfer to a serving dish or bowl and serve with steamed rice while hot.
Mega Prime Oyster Sauce and other Mega Prime products are also available online via Megamart, Shopee, Lazada, and in Robinsons, Puregold and other leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide! Learn more about chicken adobo panlasang pinoy dishes, along with handy kitchen tips by Prime Moms for Prime Moms.