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I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day – especially all you moms! We ended up having my in-laws over for dinner, but my mother in law ended up doing most of the cooking. I can’t complain, though, because everything she brought was delicious and I by the end of the evening, I was stuffed full. It was a great Mother’s Day, and it is such a special day to me now, especially since I am a mother!

I don’t have a clever segue into this dish, but I’ll jump right in anyway! This comes from a family cookbook, and I am rarely led astray from family cookbooks. I had actually been wanting to make this recipe for quite sometime, and recently I found myself with an excess of potatoes, so it was the perfect meal! I actually had to look up “Adobo” because I was curious what it really meant. In this recipe, it refers to adobo in Filipino cuisine. It is the process of cooking the meat in a soy sauce, vinegar and spice mixture. Not to be confused with Spanish adobo. Yes, it really is all very confusing! Regardless, I really enjoyed this meal. It’s quite simple, but it packs a ton of flavor. And it doesn’t hurt that it only takes a few minutes to prep then you can just let it cook away!

Adobo Chicken with Potatoes
from the Goodman Family Cookbook 2007

serves 8-10

total time: about 45 minutes

5 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1/2 onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup soy sauce
2/3 to 1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
lemon pepper, for sprinkling
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
rice, for serving

Heat oil in a skillet and saute garlic until lightly brown. Add onions to skillet and continue to saute. Put chicken into a large stock pot on stove and pour garlic and onions over chicken. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes.

Serve over rice.

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12 Responses to Adobo Chicken with Potatoes

  1. Debbi Smith says:

    I've made adobo chicken a long time ago and haven't come back to it for some reason, this looks delicious! Thanks!

  2. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A delicious looking dish!



  3. Pam says:

    It looks really good! I've heard adobo many times but didn't really know the meaning, so thanks for clearing that up!

  4. Kim says:

    Glad to hear you had a happy mother's day! I know exactly what you mean by cooking from family cookbooks. They are almost always family pleasers. This looks fantastic.

  5. Joanne says:

    Quick and easy. Sounds like a good meal to me!

    I'm so glad you had a happy mother's day…sounds like a ton of fun!

  6. Maria says:

    Glad you had a nice Mother's Day. Will have to save this one for the hubs:)

  7. Barbara says:

    This sounds wonderful, Deborah. How nice your MIL did the cooking! Lucky you!
    The old family cookbooks and those church cookbooks have the best recipes!

  8. teresa says:

    what a fun and unique dish!

  9. The Blonde Duck says:

    Popped in to say hi! This looks so good!

  10. Bethany Park says:

    "Cover and cook for 30 minutes." That's my kind of dinner!

  11. kat says:

    The seasoning here sounds really good. I think a lot of different cultures have something called an adobo, it would be interesting to taste the differences.

  12. dhing says:

    I’ve tried this!taste so good!

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