Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chicken Adobo WithTurmeric Coconut Milk (Adobo sa Luyang Dilaw)

Adobo again, really? yes and we don't get tired of it. In fact we have different versions of adobo. I have the original one, in case you are interested, kindly click the word Adobo and it will bring you to my recipe. I have mastered 3 types of it and  today I am going to share the version which uses Luyang Dilaw or Fresh Turmeric. As I go over, reading and tracking the origin, it went back to the original Adobo but later on people from different region developed their own style. There are 3 provinces in the Philippines which are known for their authentic style of Adobo using Turmeric: Batangas, Laguna and Cavite. Although I first tasted it at home when I was little as my father would cook it every once in a while. I am from the town of Calapan Oriental Mindoro and its just a ferry boat ride  from Batangas, approximately 45 minutes. I never like it before until one time my co-worker who is a native of Batangas brought a home-cooked version in the office. When I tasted it again, my memories went back and I remember those times in the farm when I was little. Yes, I became so obsessed that I thought I really have to know and cook Adobo Sa Luyang Dilaw in my kitchen and so I won..

Printable Recipe
Adobo Sa Luyang Dilaw (Turmeric)
1 to 1/2 kg whole chicken cut into 12 pieces
6 cloves garlic, peeled
3 bay leaves
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp peppercorns
2 tbsp turmeric powder
1 piece fresh turmeric about 2 inches in size
1 to 2 tsp salt
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 large red bell pepper, sliced into strips
3 tbsp coconut oil
Marinate the chicken with the ff ingredients: 6 cloves garlic, peeled, 3 bay leaves, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp peppercorns, 2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 piece fresh turmeric about 2 inches in size, 1 tsp salt for at least 4 hours.
Next, using large sauce pan or wok, put the 3 tbsp coconut oil, fry the chicken by batches. Fry until the color turns white or no trace of pinkness or being raw but not totally cook.
Then put the fried chicken pieces together with the marinate sauce into a large saucepan. Cook over medium high heat and bring the mixture to a boil ( note: at this point don't cover ).
Once it boils, add the coconut milk and bell pepper. Then turn the fire into a simmering mode.
Cover and cook for 50 minutes to one hour. Add the chicken broth when necessary.
Once you reach the desired consistency, then its done. Serve and enjoy!
Oh look at that..theres coconut milk and turmeric and you know both of these ingredients contain health benefits. But of course, don't eat too much rice. In this case, I cant guard myself on that, my excuse is I am having brown rice anyway.
Wondering what turmeric is? Kindly look..Don't you know that you can make a Turmeric Facial? Trust me, it works well: 1/3 tsp turmeric powder, 1 egg white, 1 tbsp oats- Blend all these ingredients. Apply the mixture on your face. Scrub gently in circular motion. Leave on for 15 minutes.Wash off with cold water. It cleanse and tightens the sagging skin and makes us young looking.

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  1. Did not know you could make a Turmeric facial. WOW! Good to know. What are the benefits from it? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Hello Cindy,me too..Just found the info maybe 3 years ago and every once in a while I do it and its really good and cheap.
      Skin Tightening Turmeric Facial Mask
      1/3 tsp turmeric powder, 1 egg white, 1 tbsp oats- Blend all these ingredients. Apply the mixture on your face. Scrub gently in circular motion. Leave on for 15 minutes.Wash off with cold water. It cleanse and tightens the sagging skin and makes us young looking.

  2. I've never used turmeric or coconut oil with my chicken adobo but will have to give it a try.

    1. Hello Val, I guess its about time you try it. Have a great week ahead. thank you for dropping by.

  3. You always bring such delicious looking food! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope to see you every week!

    1. Thank you Helen for the kind words and for dropping by. Have a great week

  4. Wow!! I haven't tried adding turmeric in my adobo - it sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

    1. Hello Jhuls, you should try this type of Adobo. I am sure you will like it. thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely week.

  5. My mouth is watering at the photos and the description - this is right up my alley! I think I would love to visit the Philippines and taste the food! In the meantime, there's your site, so thanks for sharing this week at Fiesta Friday!


    1. Hello Mollie, thank you, you are so sweet. Your comment made my evening. Have a lovely week


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