Hawaiian Chicken Adobo

Lucy Apostol


The term "adobo" is a Spanish word meaning sauce or marinade. This dish is the ultimate chicken adobo with hawaiian chunks. Great with steaming white rice for dinner.


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  • 2 lb
    cut up chicken
  • 1 small
    small garlic head, minced
  • 2
    medium sized onions, diced
  • 1/2 c
    dark soy sauce
  • 4
    dried bay leaves
  • 4 Tbsp
    vegetable cooking oil
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    brown or white sugar
  • 1
    small size can pineapple chunks

How to Make Hawaiian Chicken Adobo


  1. In medium heat, saute onions and garlic in oil until onions become clear. Do not burn garlic.
  2. Add cut up chicken to sauteed onions and garlic together with soy sauce, bay leaves and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook on medium heat covered for 25 minutes. Turn chicken once in a while to cook evenly.
  4. Add pineapple juice and simmer until chicken becomes tender. Cover. Cook for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add vinegar and cook uncovered for 10 minutes more. Finally, add pineapple chunks. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  6. Serve this chicken dish with steaming hot white rice.

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About Hawaiian Chicken Adobo

Course/Dish: Chicken

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