Wesson Recipes

Chicken Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice


Makes 4 servings

Don’t doubt this Chicken Adobo recipe. Treat yourself to a feast with this classic Filipino dish, featuring tender chicken pieces simmered in a flavorful mixture of garlic, onions, soy sauce, and vinegar. Rich with both flavor and fragrance, there’s no doubt that this dish will be an instant favorite. And what better to complete your dinner than a bed of aromatic garlic fried rice? It’s not only deliciously savory, it’s also super quick and easy to make. It’s a Filipino staple for a reason.

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  • Ingredients

    Chicken Adobo
    Garlic, peeled 1 head.
    Wesson Canola Oil 3 tbsp.
    Chicken pieces, bone-in, skin- on 8 each.
    Large onion, finely diced 1/2 each.
    White vinegar 1/3 cup.
    Soy Sauce 1/3 cup.
    Water 1/4 cup.
    Peppercorns 1 tsp.
    Bay leaves 3 each.
    Garlic Fried Rice
    Wesson Canola Oil 3 tbsp.
    Garlic, sliced 3 cloves.
    Cooked, cooled Jasmine Rice 4 cups.
    Salt 1 tsp.
    Black pepper, ground 1/2 tsp.


    Chicken Adobo

    Mince half the garlic and smash the remaining cloves. Set aside.

    In a large heavy bottom pot, heat Wesson Canola Oil over medium heat and sear chicken on all sides until golden brown. Remove from pot and set aside. Add garlic and onion; cook for 5 minutes stirring until onions are translucent. Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pot along with vinegar, soy sauce, water, peppercorns and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to maintain simmer and cook for about 30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken is 165°F. Remove and discard bay leaves.

    Garlic Fried Rice

    Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, heat Wesson Canola Oil on medium heat. Fry garlic being careful not to burn. Remove from skillet onto a paper towel. Add rice to skillet and sauté for 5 minutes or until warmed and coated with oil. Mix in fried garlic and season with salt and pepper.

    Assembly Method
    To serve, place 1 cup of Garlic Fried Rice in the center of each plate and top with chicken adobo.