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Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo - a sweet, sour & salty Filipino dish made with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Delicious, simple and cheap to make!
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 55 mins
Course Chicken &amp, Poultry
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 large cloves garlic minced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3-4 pounds of bone-in chicken thighs


  • Combine vinegar, soy sauce, minced garlic, bay leaves, black pepper and red pepper in a 13x9 glass casserole dish or an appropriate sized container/bag.
  • Add chicken, turn to coat. Cover and marinade for at least at least 3-4 hours, up to overnight.
  • In a dutch oven or large saute pan, heat up oil over high heat and brown chicken, about 5 minutes each side.
  • Stir in marinade.
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally and flipping chicken once or twice.
  • Uncover, increase to medium-high heat. Stir occasionally and flip chicken once or twice, continue to cook until sauce has thickened and reduced a bit, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy : )