Chicken Adobo with Garlic Fried Rice
Recipe for the week of November 7-11, 2022 **Please Note: Ingredients and recipes are subject to change due to product availability and teacher’s discretion.**
Servings Prep Time
Yield4 servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
Yield4 servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Chicken and Marinade
  • 4 chicken thighssliced
  • 3 garlic clovesminced
  • 1/3cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 + 2cup tbsp white vinegar
  • 3leaves bay
  • 2tablespoons vegetable oilseparated
  • 3 garlic clovesminced
  • 1 yellow oniondiced
  • 1 ½cups water
  • 2tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1tablespoon black pepper
Garlic Fried Rice
  • 3tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12cloves garlicminced
  • 4cups cooked ricecooled and dry
  • ¼tsp Salt
  • Dash fresh ground pepper
  • 1 green onionthinly sliced (for garnish)
Chicken Adobo
  1. Combine Chicken and Marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Heat half the oil in a skillet over high heat. Remove chicken from marinade (reserve marinade) and place in the pan. Sear both sides until browned – about 1 minute on each side. Do not cook the chicken all the way through. Remove chicken skillet and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in skillet. Add garlic and onion, cook 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Add the reserved marinade, water, sugar and black pepper. Bring it to a simmer then turn heat down to medium high. Simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Add chicken and simmer uncovered, until the sauce reduces down to a thick jam-like syrup. Coat chicken in glaze then serve over rice.
Garlic Fried Rice
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and add the minced garlic. Stir fry the garlic for 2-3 minutes, until it turns a light golden color. Carefully remove the garlic from the pan, leaving the garlic-infused oil behind. Drain the fried garlic on paper towels until cool.
  2. Add the cooked rice to the garlic oil in the wok, stirring to coat all the grains with oil. Spread the rice out in the wok, covering as much surface area of the hot pan as possible. Let the rice cook, undisturbed, for 3 minutes. Stir the rice well, then spread it out again and cook, undisturbed for 3 minutes more. Continue this process until the rice is cooked to your liking.
  3. Once the rice is golden and starting to get crispy, return the fried garlic to the pan. Season the rice with salt and pepper and transfer it to a serving dish.
To Serve
  1. Top the rice with the adobo and garnish with sliced green onions.