Marinating meat is a preliminary preparation of meat for roasting or baking, which helps not only to improve the taste of the meal (the meat is more tender, juicy, delicious and aromatic), but also reduces the cooking time, as the acid, the main component of the marinade, partially destroys the fibers of the meat, whereby excessive heat treatment is not required. In this recipe as a main component for marinating is selected vinegar and soy sauce.
To prepare this meal you will need the next ingredients:
- 2 pounds of chicken pieces
- 1 bulb of garlic, coarsely chopped
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce (or more if you desire)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 cups of water
- half a cup of white wine vinegar
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 cup of chicken broth
Instructions for preparation and cooking:
Take a saucepan and add vinegar, pepper, bay leaves, water and soy sauce in a saucepan. Cover the pan and cook this mixture slowly for about 15 minutes.
Pour the cooking oil in a large frying pan with thick bottom and heat it. Peel off the garlic, breaking the cloves into chunks, and fry them until browned over medium-low heat (this takes almost 5 minutes).
As soon as the garlic is browned, put the chicken to the pan and fry it until browned over medium-high heat.
Pour the chicken broth to the pan and simmer it, partly covering the pan, until the chicken is done (about half an hour). Don’t let the meal to start boiling.
You may now take out the bay leaves from the meal and serve the marinated chicken with cooked rice.
Serve and enjoy! 🙂
Tip: You can also use pork instead of chicken, or combine the two. In some countries is the meat is marinated two days before simmering. To marinate it, combine the chicken broth and 3 garlic cloves after step 1 of the above described instructions, then place the chicken in a glass dish and pour marinade all over it.