I don’t know about you but at my house we are notorious for calling one another asking, “what is for dinner? I don’t know what do you want?” This happens about every day and we generally end up eating either box mac and cheese or cereal. Sometime I’m good and take out meat from the freezer in hopes we have a real meal. Last week I took out a package of chicken legs (yes, just chicken legs) and I told The Husband to figure something out. I was walking out of the office and I called to let him know I was on the way home. He answered the phone giggling. I of course asked him why he was giggling like a fruit cake. He responded, I just realized I just made adobo (Filipino dish made with vinegar and soy sauce) without realizing it. I just shook my head at him and told him I’ll talk to him when I get home. I walked into the house and saw him dancing around the house. He was extremely proud of himself. He made chicken adobo than he moved it from the sauce and than fried them. He even demanded that I take a picture of his master piece. I just stood where I was laughing so hard that I got slightly worried I might have induced labor. I knew I should have giggled instead.
I have to admit, it was pretty good. I thought I was the only crazy one in the family that got emotional when I am in the kitchen.
Please bare with me with the recipe, The Husband doesn’t exactly remember the amounts but the ingredients. Lets just say, it is all to taste. This post is more about technique than the recipe.
The Husband’s Fried Chicken
Sauce recipe *Or your favorite adobo recipe
1 Part Soy sauce
3 Parts Vinegar
3-4 Parts Brown Sugar (Depending on taste)
4 Cloves of Garlic (Diced)
1 Onion (Diced)
4 Tbs of Sliced Ginger
3 Lbs of Chicken (We just used Chicken legs)
Lots of Cooking Oil
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and place in a large skillet.
- Bring to a boil and add the chicken.
- Cook until the chicken is cooked.
- Remove it from the sauce and allow it to dry.
- While that is drying, start heating the oil in a large stock pot.
- Deep fry the chicken until it becomes crispy.
- Serve warm.