Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is a classic Filipino dish and is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. It is a dead simple dish: chicken marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and peppercorns, before being browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. It is simple and easy to cook and is traditionally served with white rice.


  • 2 pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • ½ tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • salt and whole peppercorn


  1. In a large container, combine soy sauce and garlic then marinade chicken for at least 1 to 3 hours
  2. Place cooking oil in a pan and apply heat
  3. When oil is hot enough, put-in the marinated chicken. Cook all the sides for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in remaining marinade and add water. Bring to a boil
  5. Add dried bay leaves and whole peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender
  6. Add vinegar. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Put in sugar, and salt. Stir 
  8. Turn off heat.

Disclaimer: I am not a chef and neither am I a professional recipe developer. The recipes are taken from different sources and thought of sharing it. All images are taken by my husband.

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