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Chicken Adobo (with Garlic)

Adobo is the most popular Filipino food, both in the Philippines and abroad. It is, for us, a taste of home. Check this recipe of Adobo with toasted garlic.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: chicken adobo
Servings: 6
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 2 pounds chicken - cut into parts
  • 1/2 cup coconut vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium onion - sliced
  • 4 pieces bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn
  • 6 cloves garlic - minced
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • In a pot, combine all except the last two ingredients. Place the pot on the stove and cover with lid. Bring to boil at medium heat for about 20 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  • Remove the meat from the pot and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes more (about 10 minutes) until the sauce is reduced to half.
  • In a pan or skillet, sauté garlic in hot oil until browned and crisp. Add the chicken meat (without the sauce) and sear for a few minutes (about 2-3 minutes). Add the reduced sauce and simmer for another minute or two or until it get thicker.
  • Transfer Chicken Adobo in serving plate and sprinkle with the roasted garlic if desired. Serve with hot steamed rice.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1704mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.3mg