Chicken Adobo – crazy delicious Filipino chicken adobo recipe made in one pot. Chicken Abodo is an easy dinner for the entire family!
¼ cup (65 ml) soy sauce
½ cup (125 ml) white Filipino cane vinegar, or distilled white vinegar
6–8 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a knife and peeled
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
6 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
2. Uncover the pan, and then increase the heat to high and return the sauce to a boil. While occasionally turning and basting the chicken, continue boiling the sauce, uncovered, until it is reduced by half and thickens slightly, 5–7 minutes. Serve with steamed white rice.
While the sauce is reducing, transfer the chicken thighs, skin side up, to a foil-lined sheet pan. Brown the chicken thighs underneath the broiler for 3–5 minutes.
Use freshly ground black pepper instead of whole peppercorns.
For a “drier” chicken adobo, you can reduce the sauce until it is almost completely evaporated.
The chicken will then begin to fry in its own fat that is still left in the pan. This is how my grandmother finishes her adobo.
For a saucier adobo, double the amount of soy sauce and vinegar.
To make this adobo as an appetizer, use 2 lbs (1 kg) of chicken wings instead of thighs.
Chicken Adobo – crazy delicious Filipino Chicken Adobo recipe made in one pot. Chicken Abodo is a perfect dinner for the entire family.
Originally published in May 2013. Updated with new photos.
Chicken Adobo is a slow-cooked Filipino chicken dish that is well loved by many people. There is nothing not to love about tender, moist, fall-off-the-bone and delicious chicken cooked with a few ingredients, in one pot. This recipe is adapted from Burnt Lumpia‘s cookbook: The Adobo Road Cookbook.
Chicken adobo makes a perfect dish for weeknight dinner as the cooking process is so easy. I just love it that everything gets done in one pot and the ingredients are everyday ingredients that you can get easily in any store. Another plus, you can also make it into slow cooker or crock pot chicken adobo. Either way, this recipe is amazing!