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chicken adobo

Easy Tender Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo. A tender braised chicken dish with a garlicky soy vinegar sauce that is savoury and tangy. So easy to make in less than 30 minutes!
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine filipino
Servings 4 thighs
Calories per serving 372 kcal



  • In a 8-inch pan or medium size pot set over medium heat, add oil. Once oil is hot, add onions and cook until translucent.
  • Move the onions aside and place chicken thighs skin side down. Allow the skin to brown. Do not move the chicken after it hits the pan, this will prevent your chicken from properly browning.
  • Pour in soy sauce, garlic, black peppercorns, bay leaves and lastly white vinegar. Do not mix the sauce - the bubbling action will do that for you. (At this point, the sauce will taste very tangy due to the vinegar, but be patient and allow the following simmering process create a tasty well balanced sauce).
  • Bring to a boil. Then cover and reduce low-medium heat or a rolling simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover the lid and flip the chicken over so the skin is facing up. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Uncover the lid and continue to simmer for 3-5 minutes so the sauce can thicken a bit. Remove off heat to serve & enjoy!
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Non stick small pan 8 inch
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Cutting Board
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Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine filipino
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