Chicken Adobo. A tender braised chicken dish with a soy vinegar base giving this dish a delicious salty vinegary taste. Great for dinner. This dish is popular in the Philippines and pairs deliciously with rice and leafy greens.
My chicken adobo recipe is really easy to make and doesn't require too many ingredients. The chicken is so juicy and tasty thanks to the soy and vinegar reduction. The black peppercorns, white onion and garlic also give it a wonderful aroma.
Chicken adobo and rice is probably one of the most iconic dishes in Filipino cuisine. It's so widely popular for good reason because it's simple, delicious yet the flavours really hit the spot.
When I first found out about this recipe years ago through YouTube and it was through this channel called Benji Travis who is popularly known as the husband of It's Judy Life. I used to be obsessed with their channel and I don't know why because I was far from motherhood (still am). But I think it was just interesting to watch the husband and wife dynamic between Benji and Judy, seeing how they succeeded as YouTubers while also raising 3 kids (I think 4 now). But that's how I came to know about this dish and I am now hooked on this dish.
What does it taste like?
Picture tender juicy chicken thighs with skin on and bone in that has been braised in a soy vinegar reduction. As as a result, this dish tastes salty with a hint of sour paired with the aromatics of some onion, garlic and black peppercorns.
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For this recipe
You will need the following chicken adobo ingredients:
¼ cup soy sauce
½ white vinegar
1 tbsp garlic, minced
½ tsp whole black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp oil
4 skin-on bone in chicken thighs
How to make Chicken Adobo
In a pot set over medium heat, add oil. Followed by sliced onions. Cook until they are translucent. Remove them from the pot and set aside.
Place your chicken skin side down into the pot.
Pour in soy sauce, garlic, black peppercorns, bay leaves and lastly white vinegar.
Then cover the chicken with the cooked onions. Bring this to a boil then reduce to a rolling simmer over low-medium heat for 35 minutes, covered.
Remove the lid, remove the cooked chicken and place into a serving bowl. Bring the sauce to a boil to reduce and thicken it. Then pour sauce over your chicken.
Enjoy with steamed rice and veggies.
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Easy Chicken Adobo (45-min. Recipe)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup white vinegar
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- ½ tsp whole black peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 tbsp oil
- In a pot set over medium heat, add oil. Followed by sliced onions. Cook until they are translucent. Remove them from the pot and set aside.
- Place your chicken skin side down into the pot.
- Pour in soy sauce, garlic, black peppercorns, bay leaves and lastly white vinegar.
- Then cover the chicken with the cooked onions. Bring this to a boil then reduce to a rolling simmer over low-medium heat for 35 minutes, covered.
- Remove the lid, remove the cooked chicken and place into a serving bowl. Bring the sauce to a boil to reduce and thicken it. Then pour sauce over your chicken.
- Enjoy with steamed rice and veggies.