Pork and Chicken Adobo


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless pork loin roast, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, coarsely ground
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
  • 2 bay leaves, torn
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed


Season pork and chicken with salt and pepper and place in a stock pot. Rub with crushed garlic and torn bay leaf, and coat with vinegar (and soy sauce, if using). Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.

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Bring meat and marinating liquid to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours, or until meat is fork-tender. If necessary, add a small amount of water to prevent drying out.

Strain liquid from meat. Return to the stock pot and bring to a simmer. In a skillet, cook and stir meat in 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat until brown on all sides, adding remaining 2 cloves of smashed garlic in the last 3 minutes. Add meats to cooking liquid, and continue simmering until slightly thickened. Serve hot.