Chicken Adobo recipe

Chicken Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dish that you can eat for lunch or dinner with steamed rice. It is a type of Filipino chicken stew. Chicken pieces are marinated in soy sauce and spices, pan-fried, and stewed until tender.


  • 800g chicken thigh cut into serving pieces
  • 8 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1  cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
  • 4 pieces dried bay leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, bay leaves and garlic, mix well and add the chicken. Refrigerate and Marinate the chicken for 30minutes to 1 hour. You can also marinate it overnight. The longer the better.
  2. In a large skillet, add the oil and heat the oil over medium high heat, pan-fry the marinated chicken for 3 minutes per side.
  3. add the remaining marinade, including the garlic and bayleaves and add water. Bring to a boil
  4. Add whole peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken gets tender
  5. Add vinegar and sugar. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir and turn the heat off.