Chicken Adobo with Tamarind is a unique twist on our classic adobo. Braised in soy sauce, tamarind pulp and aromatics, it's a hearty and delicious dish perfect with steamed rice.
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Chicken Adobo with Tamarind

Chicken Adobo with Tamarind is a unique twist on our classic adobo. Braised in soy sauce, tamarind pulp and aromatics, it's a hearty and delicious dish perfect with steamed rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, cut into cut into drummettes and wingettes
  • 1 packet (1.4 ounces) tamarind powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a wide skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened. 
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and juices run clear.
  • Add tamarind powder and stir until chicken wings are fully coated.
  • Add water and bring to a boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce. Bring to a boil and then lower heat, cover, and continue to cook until chicken is tender and sauce is reduced. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with chopped green onions and toasted garlic if desired. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 951mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.3mg