May 2, 2011

This Chicken Makes the Mailman Crazy

What's that you say?  Chicken AGAIN?!?  You're so sick of chicken you've given up making new recipes until chicken knocks on your door and make amends with you and your family?  Try this one.  It's cooking right now and it even made MY MAILMAN ask what I'm cooking, because he could smell it down the driveway.  And if the reticent mailman asks... well, you might have a good thing going.

You know I'm not a huge fan of precision, especially in the kitchen, so here's my take on something called Chicken Adobo (not Latin adobo, but Filipino):

Slice up some onions, toss in a pot or slow cooker with a couple of smashed garlic cloves, chopped, fresh ginger, bay leaves, one tablespoon of brown sugar, 2/3 c. of apple cider vinegar, and 1/3 c. of low-sodium soy sauce.  Place 4-6 chicken thighs on top, and let cook for three to five hours.

When all but ten minutes remain, throw in some bok choy and chopped green onion.  Your mail carrier may linger over the catalogs s/he's bringing today.  It will be okay.

(I could get this done in the ten minutes my little guy napped today.)  Serve on your favorite kind of rice, but I have a feeling white or jasmine might be what's in my pantry right now.  A veg like snow pea pods or steamed broc can't hurt you.  Some fresh pineapple, voila, dinner.  

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