Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo Recipe

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Lori Cezar


This is my own take on a family recipe. I never "knew" the recipe, just what was in it, so I learned to make a family winner through trial and error over the years. Thank goodness the family loves it!

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★★★★★ 1 vote

4-6 depending on appetites
10 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • ·
    garlic salt to taste
  • ·
    pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1 pkg
    chicken, drumsticks or thighs (or pork)

How to Make Chicken Adobo


  1. Mix first 7 ingredients and 1 Tbsp. oil in large mixing bowl. Rinse chicken and place in bowl and marinate for 1-2 hours. [Best when marinated overnight.]
  2. Add 1-2 Tbsp. cooking oil to large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on each side for 3-4 minutes and set aside.
  3. Using same pan, return chicken pieces and pour marinade mixture over the chicken, adding water to cover. Cook for 1 1/2 hours over medium-high heat, stirring often.

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About Chicken Adobo

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Filipino

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