I LOVE preparing pasta dishes. They are a convenient one-dish meal that is easy to prepare, especially if you are using leftover food such as Chicken Adobo. Adobo is a particularly ideal dish to use because it becomes more delicious with time. In this adobo dish I prepared at home, the Chicken Adobo takes on two forms—one the usual stew and the other one crispy adobo flakes. Combined in one dish, they provide both flavor and texture.
Here’s the recipe:
200-300 grams spaghetti
2 Tbsps. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup leftover chicken adobo, flaked, with sauce
1/2 cup leftover chicken adobo, flaked and fried to a crisp
1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic, fried to a crisp
salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook spaghetti in a pot of salted water until al dente (*firm to the bite, not soggy or starchy). Remove from water and set aside.
2. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil and sauté mince garlic just until fragrant. Add flaked leftover chicken adobo with sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Toss in cooked spaghetti.
4. Plate according to preferred serving size. Top with crispy adobo flakes. Sprinkle with a little fried garlic.