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Get the inside scoop on Meghan Markle’s favourite chicken dish


One of Meghan Markle’s favourite dishes is the Filipino-style chicken adobo, and today, we will be talking about this delicious recipe.

From her fashion choices to her cooking skills, Meghan has been the talk of the town.

The Queen consort, Camilla, revealed on Australian MasterChef that when on official engagements, nothing with too much garlic is ever served: “Garlic is a no-no… You always have to lay off the garlic.” This was confirmed by former royal chef Darren McGrady, who revealed that palace chefs are forbidden from serving food containing too much onion or garlic. This rule was particularly unfortunate for the self-professed foodie Meghan Markle, mainly since her favourite Sunday meal includes a healthy dose of the flavour. 

Luckily, this rule no longer applies now she is living in Los Angeles with Prince Harry, son Archie Harrison and daughter, Lilibet. So we are assuming the simple, one-pot dish must have made a return to their weekly dinner menu. After all, Harry and Meghan did get engaged while cooking a Sunday roast!

Also read: Meghan used to cook this tasty dish for her niece Princess Charlotte which was her favourite.

On her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan said she credits her love of Filipino-style chicken adobo to her childhood in LA. “I am a big fan of Sunday suppers. Whether we’re eating lamb tagine, pot roast or a hearty soup, the idea of gathering for a hearty meal with friends and family on a Sunday makes me feel comforted,” Meghan told Today back in 2012. She revealed her recipe: “I enjoy making slow-cooked food on Sundays, like Filipino-style chicken adobo. It’s so easy — combine garlic, soy (or Bragg Liquid Aminos), vinegar, maybe some lemon and let the chicken swim in that sauce until it falls off the bone in a Crock Pot.”

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Chicken adobo is a popular dish in the Philippines and is made by marinating chicken in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and bay leaves. The marinade gives the chicken a rich, savoury flavour and the chicken becomes tender and juicy. This dish is also known for its versatility, as it can be served with rice or as a main dish.

Meghan has been known to enjoy cooking and experimenting with different cuisines, and the Filipino-style chicken adobo is no exception. She has often been spotted whipping up this dish in her kitchen and has even mentioned it as one of her favourite dishes in interviews.

To make this dish, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Begin by marinating the chicken in the mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, black peppercorns and sugar for at least 30 minutes or overnight. The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavour it will absorb.

Once the chicken has been marinated, heat a large pan over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Sear the chicken in the pan for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Next, add the reserved marinade to the pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened. Serve the chicken with rice or as a main dish with a side of vegetables. You can also garnish the dish with chopped green onions and sliced chillies for added flavour and heat.

Also read: Why can’t Kate & Meghan eat these food items as royals?

Meghan’s favourite Filipino-style chicken adobo is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or just want to enjoy a comforting meal, this dish is sure to please.

So, why not give it a try in your own kitchen and taste a little bit of the Duchess’ favourite cuisine?

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