Think of this as the harmonious marriage of Chinese soy sauce chicken and Filipino chicken adobo.
“Soy Sauce Chicken with Star Anise and Orange Peel” is from Chef Francis Ang of San Francisco’s Abaca restaurant.
No wonder it has elements of both when this family recipe was conceived by his China-born grandmother when she was living in the Philippines.
The recipe was published recently in the Wall St. Journal’s “Slow Food Fast” column, in which notable chefs from around the country contribute a series of home cook-friendly recipes that spotlight their heritage and cooking styles.
You may fear that chef recipes are typically way too complicated and fussy. Not this one. It couldn’t be easier.