I know it’s officially no longer Tuesday, but I want to keep my word on posting a dish involving ingredients from the Sunday Game Plan. One of the dishes from the Sunday Game Plan is Chicken Thigh Adobo.
Adobo is a popular dish in the Philippines. Adobo in English means “vinegar braised”. The main marinade of the traditional Filipino adobo dish is soy sauce and vinegar. This dish can be made using any type of meat or even vegetables. Personally the best adobo dish to make is pork belly, but for now, we will use chicken thighs. Chicken thighs is a great piece of meat to cook with because it has all the flavors and juices in it. Plus, it’s definitely healthier than pork belly.
Making this dish brings memories from my grandmother and mother who tried to pass on this family recipe.
Chicken Thighs Adobo – Serves 5
5 pieces of chicken thighs = 239 calories/piece of chicken thigh
5 tablespoons of Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce = 10 calories/tbsp.
5 tablespoons of Datu Puti Native Vinegar (any vinegar will work) = 0 calories
3 garlic cloves, sliced = 13 calories
3 bay leaves = 6 calories
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper = 4 calories
1 teaspoon of brown sugar = 17 calories
Current pantry: Soy sauce, native vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, ground black pepper and brown sugar.
Chicken Thighs: On sale at Stop & Shop for $0.88/lb. but it comes in 4-5 lb. packages.
Calories/serving: 289 calories.