Tasty Chicken Recipe Wins Contest

Adobo recipe

A simple, yet delicious chicken recipe took the prize for July in the VacaValley Hospital café monthly recipe contest.

Nicholo Dela Pena, a clinical Nurse II from NorthBay Medical Center 1800 Medical-Surgical Unit, submitted the winning recipe dubbed “Nick’s Filipino Chicken Adobo.” His victory means that he wins a free meal at the café and will see his recipe featured on the café menu every Wednesday in July.

Kerry Harris, food services manager at VacaValley, said the recipe won for its delicious flavor and simplicity.

Chicken Adobo is a popular dish in Philippine cuisine made by simmering meat in a marinade of Soy Sauce, garlic and other ingredients.

Nick’s version of the tasty dish involves marinating the chicken in a mixture of lemon, soy sauce, garlic, pepper and olive oil over night before cooking.chef hat with logo

Next up for the recipe competition is the August contest, with entries due by July 14. The contest is open to anyone, employee or not. All you have to do is submit your favorite recipe via e-mail to: vacavalley.recipes@NorthBay.org and then watch the NorthBay Facebook page (Facebook.com/NorthBay Healthcare) where the winner will be announced.