Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe

This delicious Filipino soy and vinegar marinated chicken adobo recipe is cooked to golden brown and served up in under 1 hour.

Chicken adobo is a classical Filipino dish better known as adobong manok.


– julienne yellow onion – garlic cloves – dark soy sauce – coconut vinegar – bay leaves – peppercorns

In a large bowl whisk together onions, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, peppercorns, and water until combined. Divide the marinade into two bowls or containers and set aside.

Add the chicken directly to one of the bowls with the marinades or transfer the chicken and marinade to a plastic zip bag and marinate in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 12 hours.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat for two minutes and then add the chicken directly from the marinade skin side down into the oil and cook for 10-12 minutes or until well browned.

Flip the chicken over and cook for 2 more minutes. Pour the reserved marinade right into the pan and cook covered on low heat for 20-30 minutes.

Remove the chicken and serve with some of the braising liquid and garnish with sliced green onions.

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