Chicken Adobo

Christa Arwood


Inspired by a recipe David grew up eating and asked me to recreate.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 Hr
45 Min


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  • 5 lb
    chicken thighs and legs
  • 6
    cloves of garlic chopped finely
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger paste
  • 4
    fresh or 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4-6
    whole peppercorns
  • 1 c
    soy sauce, dark
  • 1 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1
    sliced yellow onion

How to Make Chicken Adobo


  1. combine first 7 ingredients and mix well. Pour over chicken. Cover and marinate 3 hours to over night.
  2. Heat 2 tbls vegetable oil in deep sided pan or dutch oven. Brown chicken in batches on all sides. Remove to plate and set side. Add sliced whole yellow onion to pan and saute until tender.
  3. Add chicken back to pan and add leftover marinade and 2 cups of chicken broth to pan bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer up 30-45 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through. Serve over rice.

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About Chicken Adobo

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian

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