Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is a Filipino dish made with chicken legs, thighs, breast, wings and some inner parts in a sauce made up of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Marinate 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 people
Calories 338 kcal


  • 3 lbs chicken whole
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 pcs bay leaves dried


  • Combine the chicken, vinegar, soy sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Cover and marinate the chicken for 1 hour. 
  • In a saucepan, heat cooking oil. Fry the chicken over medium heat until the edges turn golden brown.
  • Pour in the remaining marinade into the saucepan, add water, and bay leaves. Put the lid and bring the chicken to a boil for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid. Cook for 20 minutes using high heat. Stir occasionally until the sauce is reduced and thickened.



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Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 22gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1278mgPotassium: 259mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken
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