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Chicken Adobo
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Chicken Adobo

A super easy recipe for my version of chicken adobo. Chicken thighs braised in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and bay leaves.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobong manok, chicken adobo
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 787kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a big pot. I used a Dutch oven. Add the garlic and chicken thighs, skin side down. Sear the chicken on both sides.
  • Once done searing the chicken, add the oyster sauce and soy sauce. Mix to the coat the chicken.
  • Add the vinegar, brown sugar, bay leaves, and peppercorns. Bring the liquid to a boil and lower to a simmer.
  • Simmer on low heat for 1 hour. Flip the chicken every 20 minutes, so each side gets an even amount of color.
  • Serve chicken over a bed of rice.


To make this recipe gluten free, substitute tamari for oyster sauce and soy sauce. 


Calories: 787kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 1136mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg