I haven't posted in long time or cooked in a while for that matter. I dunno, I've just been crazy busy with other things and haven't found the time to catch up! This past weekend, I got a breather and hung out with my sister on Sunday. I had already planned to make Chicken Adobo on Sunday at home, but the more the merrier. My sister invited a friend over so I cooked for them, her roommate, Justyn and myself.
My sister helped me prep the ingrediants. We basically chopped a couple onions, some garlic and prepped some greenbeans for a side dish. Since we had time to kill, we watched Princess Mononoke while we waited for dinnertime. Sipping wine and making fun of the movie was probably the highlight.
At 4:30pm we seared the chicken which was probably not necessary, but whatever. I could have dumped everything in the pot, but I felt like that would be too easy hehe. In fact, what I should've done was saute the onions with the garlic and chili flakes but I forgot.
I did the chicken in two batches so after I was done searing, I put all of it back in the dutch oven and covered it with a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves. (I'll post the recipe at the bottom of this post in case you're interested in making this)
Since I forgot to saute the onions, I just sprinkled them on top of the chicken and put a lid on it.
An hour later, and this is what I got. It was really really oily, so my sister helped me ladle out almost all the oil.
Dinnertime!! I really like how this picture came out. It looks nice and professional huh? I think so at least. The greenbeans were sauteed with onion, garlic, chili flake, oyster sauce and soy sauce. Not bad, although in retrospect, I should've blanched them a little longer.