King's Chicken Adobo

Chef King of Kuma Inn loves when this dish reminds the taster of their Mom. He was happy to share this recipe with us at Cook Out NYC on Governors Island. Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines. It embodies the influence of the Mexicans, Spanish and Chinese in Filipino cooking.

Serves 4 | Cook Time 40 minutes

Whole Chicken, Cut Up (approx. 3lbs)
8 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
1 Tablespoon of Black Peppercorns
5 Bay Leaves
1 Cup of Rice Vinegar*
¾  Cup of Soy Sauce
¾  Cup of Water
¼  Cup of Coconut Milk

1) Combine all ingredients and let stand for at least 30 minutes.

2) Bring to simmer, cover, and braise for 40 minutes or until tender.

3) If desired, finish sauce with coconut milk and serve over rice.

Typically the vinegar used is from sugar cane. Almost any clear or distilled white works well as a substitute.