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Authentic Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins

Authentic Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe, a delicious chicken recipe that is super easy to make from scratch with just a few ingredients. The adobo marinade is made with vinegar, soy sauce and garlic, and it makes the best sauce for these tender chicken thighs. Serve it with rice, salad or any other side of your choice, and enjoy the best homemade dinner tonight. Who needs take-aways when homemade food is so yummy?

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken dinner recipes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 5 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock (broth)
  • freseh parsley to garnish
  1. To make the marinade, add the soy sauce and cider vinegar to a bowl together with the minced garlic and mix well.

  2. Place the chicken thighs in a large dish and pour over the marinade.

  3. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, so that the chicken can soak up the flavours.

  4. Remove the chicken from the dish and retain the marinade.

  5. In a large frying pan, heat up the oil and add the chicken thights.

  6. Fry slightly on each side until lightly brown.

  7. Add the marinade, peppercorns, bay leaves and chicken stock, and leave to cook with the lid on until the chicken thighs are cooked through and the sauce is reduced and slighty thickened.

  8. Serve the chicken with rice or the side dish of your choice, pouring over the remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 1453mg61%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.