Philippine vinegar chicken

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Chicken thighs
¼ teaspoon Black peppercorns
¼ teaspoon Dried green peppercorns, or:
½ teaspoon Green peppercorns *
⅛ teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon Oil
1 medium Onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 mediums Gloves garlic, peeled and minced
¼ cup White vinegar
2 tablespoons Light soy sauce
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 cups Finely shredded bok choy
2 cups Hot cooked white rice

* packed in brine, rised and drained Remove the skin from the chicken. With a mortar and pestle crush together the black and green peppercorns and the red pepper flakes.

(Or wrap the peppers in plastic wrap and crush lightly with the bottom of a heavy pan.)

In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic: saute' 3 minutes. Add the chicken, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer about 35 minutes, until the chicken tests done. Remove the chicken from the bone and cut into shreds. Stir back into the juices.

Spoon the chicken and juices over the bok choy and rice and serve.

Menu suggestions: A cucumber salad or blanched snow peas are all that is needed to round out this meal.

Adapted from "Little Meals" by Rozanne Gold.

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