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Chicken Tocino 3

Chicken Tocino 3
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  • 1 kilo boneless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil


1  Using paper towels, pat chicken thighs dry; set aside.
2  Mix together garlic, salt, ground pepper, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and soy sauce. Stir until well combined. Add in chicken thighs, one piece at a time. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
3  In a nonstick pan, fry chicken in oil. Drain on paper towels and slice into bite-size pieces.  Serve with fried brown rice, sautéed onions, tomatoes, and scrambled eggs.
Tips to make sure you get the best tocino possible:
•    Make sure to dry the chicken thighs before marinating. This allows the ingredients to be absorbed faster and with less contamination.
•   Mix the marinade very well until it is uniform in color—it will translate to uniformly flavored meat.
•   Let the mixture rest at room temperature for an hour. This allows the chicken to take in all the flavor from the marinade.
•   Fry the tocino in a nonstick pan. This means that you can use less oil, making the dish a little less sinful.  #Yummy