Level up your Chicken Adobo with liver spread! It’s a hearty and full of flavor dish that’s easy to make and perfect with steamed rice.
Yes, friends, I promised you plenty of brand new meal ideas from my recent visit to the Philippines. Before we break into all that deliciousness in the coming days, let me round off the month of June with another adobo version.
Like the classic adobong manok, this version is also braised in the customary vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic combo. Tinned liver spread, however, is added during the last few minutes of cooking to impart a velvety richness to the sauce. It’s a simple trick that kicks this Filipino stew up a notch!
Adobong manok with liver spread is sure to be a staple dish in your kitchen! Not only is it hearty and full of flavor, but it’s also easy to make and budget-friendly.
It requires simple ingredients, cooks in one pan, and is ready in an hour or less. The perfect dinner meal for busy weeknights!
- Although you can use boneless chicken meat, I suggest bone-in chicken parts for maximum flavor. Cut up the meat in uniform size to ensure even cooking.
- Allow the vinegar to boil, uncovered and without stirring for a good few minutes before adding the soy sauce and water to cook off the strong acid taste.
- If potted liver pate is not available or you prefer a fresh alternative, boil about 1 cup of until tender and fully cooked. Drain from liquid and mash with a fork or process in a blender until smooth. Use in the recipe as directed.
How to serve
- Serve the adobo with steamed rice for a hearty and filling lunch or dinner meal.
- To store leftovers, allow to cool completely and transfer in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
- To reheat, place in a saucepan and heat to an internal temperature of 165 F. Or warm in the microwave at 2 to 3-minute intervals until heated through.
Chicken Adobo with Liver Spread
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
- 3 pounds chicken, cut into serving parts
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup liver spread
- In a pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until softened.
- Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and juices run clear.
- Add vinegar and bring to a boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add soy sauce, water, and bay leaves. Continue to boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Lower heat, cover and continue to cook for about 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is reduced.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add liver spread and stir until well-dispersed. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Serve hot.