Usually, when people think of Adobo recipes, they think about the famous cooking method used in the Philippines of stewing different dishes with vinegar. However, Adobo has different meanings in different regions of the world. The word ‘adobo’ in Latin America, usually refers to a sauce, seasoning or marinade and the type varies widely depending on the region it originates.
This recipe for Chicken Adobo, comes from the South American country Guyana where the food tradition and culture has taken on many influences from the various ethnicities that have made that country home.
One of my siblings lived in Georgetown for quite some time and upon returning home, this recipe was a part of the weekly menu repertoire at home for quite some time! It is delicious, savoury and sour, and a quick and easy dish to be served over rice and a side salad for a complete meal.
This recipe for Chicken Adobo although comes from Latin America, the style of this dish actually more closely resembles the adobo dishes of the Philippines.