Pork (Chicken) Adobo

60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
11 ingredients
4 servings
This comes from The Househusband’s recipe box and he is graciously allowing me to post it. I have had experience using his recipe, but I far prefer his results over mine. The picture shows this recipe using stir-fry cut pork, which is how we ate it a couple of nights ago. It works equally well with cut up chicken thighs. We usually use boneless, skinless thighs, but it works with the skin and bone just as easily. One other thing—The Househusband hates it this way, but I make him butter my rice before he puts the meat and gravy on it because I think it cuts the tang of the vinegar just a bit. We learned this recipe from an old Filipino friend down in Los Angeles whose father cooked at the Filipino center there. Adobo is like spaghetti in that everybody has a different take on how to make it. Some recipes omit the onion. Some add bay leaves during the cooking process. I find it tedious to pull them out of the mix even with them held in a bouquet garni bag and they don’t seem to add much flavor. Two more points: If you store this in the fridge overnight, the flavor is intensified with the juices having more time to permeate the meat. We have on occasion made this in a large batch for potlucks and always come home with empty dishes.

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Serving Size (397.43 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 1824.16 Calories from Fat 1710.54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 190.06g 1169.61%
Saturated Fat 67.67g 1353.39%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 195.05mg 260.06%
Sodium 6921.79mg 1153.63%
Total Carbohydrate 10.43g 13.9%
Dietary Fiber 0.39 g 6.17%
Sugars 2.55 g %
Protein 13.18g 105.44%
Vitamin A 283.21IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 27.64mg% Iron 1.67mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4