The Best Chicken Adobo Recipe for a Tasty and Easy Meal

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Adobo chicken

Adobo chicken is a popular dish from the Philippines that typically consists of chicken that is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and other seasonings, and then simmered until the meat is cooked through. The ingredients are usually mixed together in a pot and then the chicken is added to the mixture and cooked until tender. The sauce is flavorful and savory, with a balance of salty, sour, and slightly sweet flavors. The dish is usually served with steamed rice, but it can also be eaten with bread. Adobo chicken is considered as a staple of Filipino cuisine, and widely enjoyed by locals and foreigners alike. It is considered as one of the classic Filipino dishes, and it can vary depending on the region of origin.

Here is a basic recipe for chicken adobo:


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (cane or rice vinegar)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups water



  1. In a pot, combine the chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaf, black pepper and water.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Turn up the heat, let the sauce reduced or thicken for about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve over steamed rice or with bread.


Note that this recipe is open for variations and you can adjust the ingredients and seasoning according to your preference.

Also, Some filipino traditional recipe also includes some brown sugar, peppercorn, and onion on it.

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