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Filipino Chicken Adobo
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4.43 from 7 votes

Chicken Adobo

Chicken slices cooked in soy sauce and vinegar with garlic. This is a delicious Filipino chicken dish that you can eat for lunch with warm white rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobo, adobong manok, chicken adobo, filipino adobo, how to cook chicken adobo
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 607kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 8 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt optional
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn


  • Combine chicken, soy sauce, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix well. Marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour. Note: the longer the time, the better
  • Heat a cooking pot. Pour cooking oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, pan-fry the marinated chicken for 2 minutes per side.
  • Pour-in the remaining marinade, including garlic. Add water. Bring to a boil
  • Add dried bay leaves and whole peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken gets tender
  • Add vinegar. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Put-in the sugar, and salt. Stir and turn the heat off.Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1317mg | Potassium: 496mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg