June 17, 2014

Adobo sa Dilaw ala Chemist Dad

Tired of cooking the usual adobo? Why not try the Adobo sa Dilaw? Yes, dilaw. Your adobo will be yellow rather than the usual black or brown.
Adobo sa Dilaw ala Chemist Dad

I’ve been hearing this dish for a long time. I think this has been also featured in one of Korean Adaptation Teleseryes here – Only You, if not mistaken.

I also watched this featured in one of the out of town episode of Idol sa Kusina but I forgot to take down notes so I made this with my own version.


You will need:
500 grams chicken
1 stalk lemon grass
¼ cup patis
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp ground black pepper
2-3 pcs bay leaf
Thumb-sized luyang dilaw or turmeric, minced
2-3 gloves garlic, minced
1 pouch Del monte Pineapple tidbits
Oil for sautéing

Here’s how to do it:
In a pot, place chicken, bayleaf, and lemon grass. Bring to boil until chicken is tender or until water almost dried up. Remove the lemon grass and set aside.

In a wok, sauté garlic and luyang dilaw. Add boiled chicken (together with the bayleaf), patis, vinegar and Pineapple tidbits together with the syrup. Add 1 cup of water and simmer until sauce thickens.

Serve with steamed rice.
Adobo sa dilaw over steamed rice
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  1. Parang chicken curry.. I would love to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It looks really yummy! I'm just wondering lang how it's called adobo if it doesn't have vinegar?

    1. Ay oo . Nakalimutan ko ilagay. Thanks for that one.

  3. That looks like a really yummy meal..a twist on the traditional dish.

  4. Adobo with a twist...it's a welcome change from the usual color. It does look like chicken curry but I guess I have to taste it to know for sure. :-)

  5. Very delicious twist on traditional adobo recipe. I'm going to try this one sometime soon.:) Thanks for sharing

  6. Oooh interesting recipe, Daddy Allan! I love how adobo is so versatile! Definitely gonna try making this version one of these days.

  7. I only know brown adobo and it is a welcome treat to see a different adobo is prepared.

  8. Patikim! wher can I find luyang dilaw? I see turmeric powder in the grocery but I have not seen luyang dilaw (fresh one) in the vegetable section.

  9. Will definitely try this version soon! Thanks for sharing daddy A! :)

  10. This is such a darling! I love to try this recipe once I found the luyang dilaw. Thanks for sharing:)

  11. Looks like an interesting dish to try! I wonder if it tastes gingery?