So simple and so delicious, these chicken thighs are first seared to a golden brown colour, then braised in vinegar and soy sauce flavourful liquid with plenty of garlic! (it’s own marinade)
There are 2 ways I have done this dish. Here, in the video, is the basic recipe. I did some research and found that some use spices for the chicken. You can include 2 tbsp of this spice mix to the chicken. I made my own adobo spice mix, recipe here- https://www.iftheovenmittfits.com/2019/02/23/homemade-filipino-adobo-spice-mix/
Ingredients: Chicken marinade:
3 lb chicken bone-in skinless chicken thighs
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp pepper
6 garlic cloves smashed
4 bay leaves
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tbsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar
To cook chicken:
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 small onions, thinly sliced
1 cup water
Instructions: Put chicken in a bowl with marinade ingredients. Marinade from 20 minutes-3 hours. The longer the better. Mix well. Set aside
In a large wide pan, heat the oil. Take the chicken pieces out of marinade (DO NOT discard marinade). Cook on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove chicken and set aside.
In the same pan, sauté onions for about 2-3 minutes. Add the marinade. Simmer for a minute, then add chicken smooth side down.
Add water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and cook for around 15-20 minutes. Then flip chicken and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve over rice. Enjoy!