Chicken Adobo in Coconut Milk ( Adobong Manok sa Gata)

Another delicious way to cook adobo: with coconut milk and some chillies! Chicken cooks faster than pork so this is perfect when you’re craving for adobo but wants to put food at the dinner table fast. Adobo seeasoning is soy sauce, vinegar, garlic (lots of it), peppercorns and bay leaf. You can “adobo” anything really not just pork and chicken.

The best vinegar to use for making adobo is the “sukang puti” (vinegar made from coconut water) and that’s what I’ve been using but if it’s not available where you live, you can try other vinegars. I’ve used balsamic vinegar ( the inexpensive one, used for salad dressing, not the true and traditional balsamic vinegar) in making adobo several times including this one and my adobo tastes the same (seasoned cooks can probably tell the difference but I think they’ll agree that it’s just as delicious!).

sear chicken pieces

add seasonings and garlic cloves

add coconut milk and chillies..simmer and serve!

CHICKEN ADOBO in COCONUT MILK (Adobong Manok sa Gata)
good for 4 persons

1/2 Kilo/ 1 lb chicken pieces ( I used legs because it’s my favortite part)
garlic cloves, as much as you like (I used 30+ cloves/ 3 heads of garlic)
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
whole peppercorns
2 bay leaves
2-3 green chillies
1/2 cup coconut milk
cooking oil

Heat about a teaspoon of oil in a non-stick pan/pot. When oil is hot, sear chicken pieces, season with salt and pepper and cook until nicely browned; flip to cook the other side. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and garlic cloves to the pan, don’t disturb for a full minute to prevent vinegar-y taste. Simmer until chicken is tender; add the green chillies and coconut milk. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with steamed rice.

♥ Thanks for reading….have a nice day!! ♥

7 Responses to "Chicken Adobo in Coconut Milk ( Adobong Manok sa Gata)"

  1. Su-sieee! Mac   May 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Chicken adobo in coconut milk! That I gotta try. Can hardly wait to hear what my mom thinks. In my mind, she’s the best adobo cook around. But then she’s my mama. 🙂 I like that you use loads of garlic and whole too. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. James   May 7, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I really like this dish, but I’ve never made it myself. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. angie   May 6, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Will have to try and make this one day for the bf.

  4. MaryMoh   May 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I have heard so much about adobo, a very popular dish in the Philippines. I love garlic. Love to see so much you added. I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5 Star Foodie   May 5, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I seriously need to make this chicken adobo, it looks so good! I even have all the ingredients!

  6. anncoo   May 5, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I never heard the name Adobo before but your dish looks great!

    • Olive   May 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

      Thanks Anncoo! You should try adobo, cook a lot of rice too because you’ll be eating a lot..adobo is very delicious!! 🙂


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