Jonathan first tasted this dish when his grandmother, Lola, made it for him; she is now 103! Her recipe has become so legendary in their family that all spouses are taught how to make it, including Jonathan’s wife. Although the same base ingredients are used in many chicken adobo recipes, each has a distinct flavor and taste. In Jonathan’s family, they use smell to know when the dish is done: when the smell becomes less acidic and slightly sweet.
Chicken adobo combines island culture with Southeast Asia, creating a taste that is both savory and salty. Be sure to try this classic dish and let us know what you think! Jonathan’s family recipe can be found below: