Chicken Adobo with Cinnamon and Anise

1  (2-pound) chicken, cut into serving-size pieces
3 tablespoons vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1  ripe tomato, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
4 cloves {garlic}, minced
1  whole {cinnamon stick}
1  whole {star anise}
3  bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon {salt}, or to taste
Mix the chicken, vinegar, soy sauce, tomato, peppercorns, garlic, cinnamon stick, star anise, and bay leaves in a 2-quart pot. Allow the ingredients to marinate for 30 minutes.

Cover and cook for 30 minutes over medium heat. Remove the chicken pieces and place under a broiler for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and lightly browned.

Continue cooking the marinade until it is reduced by half. Add salt to taste. Remove the cinnamon stick, star anise, and bay leaves, spoon the sauce over the chicken, and serve piping hot.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 15 min
marinate 30 min

Cook Time: 1 hr

Servings: 4

Recipe By: Karen Hulene Bartell

From:  Fine Filipino Food
Used with permission of Hippocrene Books