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How to cook the famous Filipino Chicken Adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe is a favorite Filipino dish all year round.   Adobo preparation is endlessly adaptable, and nearly every Filipino cook prepares adobo in a slightly different way.  There are many different version of Adobo, some add potatoes, some recipes have sauce, others are dry and others add coconut milk.

This Chicken Adobo version is very easy to cook and my family’s favorite, try it and leave us a comment.

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Filipino Chicken Adobo Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo chicken leg (drumstick choice cuts)
  • 3 pcs dried bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium sized onion, sliced
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 pc Red Chili ( Siling Haba ) seeded thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tbsp Canola cooking oil
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • salt and pepper
  • Green Onions or Scallions ( Dahon sibuyas ) for garnish [optional]

Chicken Adobo Cooking Instructions:

  • In a large Wok, add  Canola oil then saute Onion, Garlic, Ginger and Chicken for 8 to 10 minutes
  • Add pepper, peppercorns, bay leaf and Siling haba ( red Chili ) then saute’ for another 2 minutes
  • Now add the vinegar, water and soy sauce then bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for five minutes, add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with green onions then Serve hot with Rice.


Here’s the ready to serve delicious Chicken Adobo

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22 Responses

  1. Lifeisacelebration

    July 29th, 2012 at 10:07 pm


    Is there a Pinoy who ever grew tired of adobo? Zilch! Love it.

  2. John Ray Pantaleon

    December 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm


    This is my all time favorite food. :) yummy!

  3. Pam

    December 20th, 2012 at 3:00 am


    i make adobo myself, but i never thought about putting the red chilis in it or garnishing w green onion. this one looks so good, and it looks like less soy sauce than i use, which is good for me since i can’t have too much.

  4. LAMusing

    December 27th, 2012 at 4:50 pm


    That looks DELICIOUS! I’m bookmarking the recipe to try it after my next marketing trip!

  5. Alicia

    December 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm


    At a Christmas party this year the main entrees were ham or chicken adobo. I chose the chicken and I LOVED it!

  6. tami s

    January 18th, 2013 at 7:57 am


    This sounds delicious. I’ going to try it. You have many recipes that I’m going to be trying. Glad I found your website

  7. Sanchi Hancock

    April 22nd, 2013 at 10:05 am


    This looks very yummy!!!

  8. Katherine Reyes

    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:16 am


    wow delicious! this is my favorite food, but i like pork than chicken. i will cook like this using pork.. thanks!

  9. H D Worley

    April 25th, 2013 at 12:09 pm


    My wife and i lived in the Philippines for two years. We love the Chicken Adobo’. We have a slightly different recipe but this one is worth a try.
    We love our Pinoy friends.

  10. becca

    May 10th, 2013 at 9:32 am



  11. seny

    May 10th, 2013 at 9:41 am


    I have been looking for a chicken recipe, but couldn’t find one. This looks yummy and easy to make. Will definitely try this at home this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Paula -Growing Up Bilingual

    May 10th, 2013 at 9:56 am


    This looks amazing, love to cook new things. Bookmarking! Thanks.

  13. Pam

    May 10th, 2013 at 10:33 am


    Everything looks delicious. Your picture are fabulous and when I look at them I think I can actually smell the food cooking.

  14. Kelsey Apley

    May 10th, 2013 at 12:06 pm


    Mmmm That looks really good! Gonna have to try this out!

  15. Sofia

    May 10th, 2013 at 2:09 pm


    If I wasn’t hungry before, now I am!! That looks delicious!

  16. Nicole @ One Punky Mama

    May 11th, 2013 at 7:12 pm


    Looks great! I’m not normally a fan of spicy food, but it looks delicious.

  17. Sandra Lee Trespeces

    May 28th, 2013 at 4:04 pm


    This was so easy to make and so yummy! Tastes just like my father-in-law makes it.

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    July 11th, 2013 at 5:14 am


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  19. Deborah D

    August 9th, 2013 at 7:51 am


    This recipe seems easy enough to make and it looks delicious!!!

  20. Kathryn

    August 25th, 2013 at 9:47 am


    Oh my, this looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it! I think I’m having this tomorrow night for dinner!

  21. Rica Rodriguez

    September 29th, 2013 at 7:40 pm


    my all-time favorite Pinoy food~!

  22. Joseph Stowell

    March 17th, 2015 at 7:59 pm


    The Filipino Chicken Adobo sounds delicious, but I’m partial to breast meat, so I will try the recipe with that and see how it works.

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