15 November 2012

Hawaiian Chicken Adobo with Sesame Seeds

It accidentally happened. I was mixing the spices, had it in low heat first then decided to put in the remaining sugar I got from the suman I bought from the wet market last Tuesday. Lo & behold, it has sesame seeds! I got the shock of my life when I saw them floating. Ano itong tila mga insekto na lumalangoy sa niluluto ko? I wondered if it would change the distinct taste I always give my adobo. But thank heavens, it didn't. Well, why is it called Hawaiian? Answer: pineapple tidbits. I am going to share with you my take on little foodie's ultimate favorite viand: ADOBO.


- 1/2 kilo chicken (adobo cut, of course)
- 4 cloves garlic (some like it pounded, but I like it minced)
- 2 bay leaves (dahon ng laurel)
- 1 budget pack Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits (put the juice in a separate bowl)
- 8 pcs baby potatoes
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup water
- salt & ground pepper to taste
- a dash of Maggi Magic Sarap (optional)
- 3 tbsps sugar (the sesame seeds are optional; aksidente po ang lahat)


1. Wash the chicken properly. Ako kasi, hindi ko bet ang may lamang loob at kung anik-anik na taba. Ewwness.

2. Put the chicken in the pan. Mix it with salt, ground pepper, garlic, bay leaves, Maggi Magic Sarap, pineapple juice, vinegar & water. Cover. Bring it to a boil.

3. Once it boils, put the sugar (that accidentally has sesame seeds! #shonga) & soy sauce. Para hindi masyado maghiwalay ang laman sa buto, tilt the pan lightly and scoop the sauce and pour it on top of the chicken, instead of mixing it altogether.

4. Cover it again to make the chicken more tender. 2 minute-simmer is good enough.

5. Put the baby potatoes and cook it until your desired texture. I made mine almost mashable for the little foodie.

6. Then toss in the Del Monte Pineapple tidbits. Toss, meaning you have to stir the chicken na, para mas mag-evaporate ng konti ang sauce to make it a bit thicker. But be careful na wag madurog. Put off the flame & let the remaining heat in the pan cook the pineapple. 

7. Set the table. By the time you're done, perfect na your adobo. Serve with steamed rice. Lafang mode. :)

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  1. Favorite ko itong lutuin since napakadali. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Hindi ako usually naglalagay ng potatoes at ang trip naman ni Kelly at Daddy A ay boiled eggs.

    1. Hindi ko pa na-try maglagay ng boiled eggs. But I might try next time. Hmm. Quail eggs kaya? :)

  2. nakakatakam naman po nyan.. >.<

  3. natawa ako sa "tila mga insekto na lumalangoy sa niluluto ko". nakakagutom, mommy D!

  4. That looks sumptuous. You gave me an idea on what to cook for tonight.

  5. Sesame seed is good for adobo or any dish or just a simple oriental brocolli. Bulgogi has sesame seead and oil as ingredients.

  6. looks yummy...I will try this next time..

  7. that looks delish Sis :-) My family loves adobo :-) I will try your recipe Sis. Thank you for sharing :-)

  8. I love ulam with pineapples in it! This is something my family will love!

  9. Oh boy that looks very delicious. Can i have some you make me hungry..

  10. oh, mother of pearl! this looks delish...thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. hhhmmmmmm numnum. looks good. thanks for the recipe i will try this

  12. I am not into cooking much. I'll try your recipe to impress my husband. :-)

  13. i love adobo but i never heard of this before, i will try this recipe for new taste once in a while. Thanks for sharing this! ^^