Disney marks Filipino-American month with illustrated chicken adobo recipe

Images: Disney / Bianca Austria
Images: Disney / Bianca Austria

October is Filipino-American Heritage Month in the United States, and to mark the occasion, Disney released an adorable illustrated recipe of one of the most recognizable Filipino dishes, chicken adobo.

“Mickey and friends are here to share a special chicken adobo recipe. Chicken adobo is a popular Filipino dish and each family has their own way of making it,” Disney wrote on its social media pages, featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, with Mickey holding a bowl of adobo while Goofy carried some white rice.

The artwork featured a simple five-step recipe, with ingredients such as chicken, bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic cloves, as well as some water, sugar, and black peppercorns.

The illustration was done by a young Filipino illustrator, Bianca Austria, who graduated summa cum laude in Fine Arts from California State University.

“This has been in the works for a few weeks now and I’m so excited to finally share with you all! For Filipino American History Month, I had the honor of working with @disney to bring to life an illustrated chicken adobo recipe! It is now live on their feed but obviously had to post on my page for you all!!! Thank you to the team at Choreus and Disney for having me on board, although this project was short and sweet, it’s definitely one for the books,” the artist wrote.

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