4.119 Grilled Adobo Chicken

Cycle 4 – Item 119

4 (Sat) May 2013

Grilled Adobo Chicken


by me

at the cabin

-Changchon, Seowon, Hoengseong, Gangwon, Republic of Korea-

with the Family, BIL + MK

The adobo sauce that I’d made last week was too sour to eat straight up (see 4.111 Chicken Pork Cauliflower Adobo), but I hoped that it could work as a marinade and set some aside for future use.

Using chicken quarters, the meat was scored and set in the adobo sauce for about 2 hours.

The pieces were roasted on indirect heat at about 150 C for about 40 minutes (lid on) then brushed with the marinade and grilled directly over the coals for about 5 minutes per side (lid off).

Cooked to perfection, the meat itself was juicy and tender.  The marinade gave it a nice tangy kick with the soy sauce providing just enough seasoning.  I was reminded of the amazing Cebu Lechon Manok that I’d experienced in Manila last autumn (see 3.243 Seafood Platter + Pancit Bihon + and Ihaw Pusit).  I’m definitely trying this again, maybe with even more acid to up the tanginess.


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