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Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe


Filipino Chicken Adobo, also known as Adobong Manok, is a stewed chicken in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and other condiments. It is one of the all time favorite recipes among the Filipinos.

Chicken adobo can be cooked in variety of ways. In northern part of Luzon, folks there simply stew the chicken with water, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and other common adobo ingredients. In central Luzon, some Filipino folks add red onions, potatoes, and boiled eggs to the adobo. In Visayas regions, Filipino folks out there add sugar to the adobo calling the recipe, “humba”. In the same regions, they also add coconut milk to the chicken adobo calling it “adobong manok sa gata” or “chicken adobo in coconut milk”.

Whatever ways you chose to cook this great recipe, the outcome will always be delicious as long you cook it the right way.

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  • 1 kilo chicken; cut in serving pieces
  • 1 head garlic; pounded
  • 3 laurel leaves
  • 6 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of corn pepper
  • 1 cup rice water
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients together in a saucepan.
  2. Boil in medium fire until chicken becomes tender.
  3. Simmer until a saucy consistency is achieved.
  4. Season with soy sauce or salt if needed or according to desired taste.
  5. Serve hot!

Cooking Tip

  • Adding 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce will make this recipe taste better.

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Comments (17)

Salamat....ang sarap new version n nmn ng adobo.godbless
#17 - Henry catigay - 07/29/2015 - 07:53
:-D Tsk YUMMMMMMMMY Talaga Ang Luto Ng Pinoy :-)
#16 - Edwin Favellar - 08/13/2012 - 20:38
hhmmpp.. parang gusto kung itry today ang recipe'ng ito...THANK YOU!:-D
#15 - sherlyminao - 12/19/2011 - 19:19
Thanks for this recipe, when i cooked adobo kasi it's always maalat..nasosobrahan sa toyo.. with ur recipe, natatancha ko na ang dami ng ilalagay..thanks
#14 - Korean Punk - 11/20/2011 - 02:16
I'm alone here in Italy, I don't know how to cook, but by just following your instructions I can eat adobo now!!!More power to you.:-D
#13 - Des - 10/29/2011 - 12:01
yan ba ang adobong halos oil lang natira? that is the chicken adobo iam looking for kasi, lutong ilocano???? ;-)
#12 - changing my style - 10/19/2011 - 11:54
changing my style
i'll try this recipe even my cooking style is different.
usually i cook any adobo this way
1 head garlic smushed
1 kl any meat chopped accordingly
1 head union sliced
fish sauce "patis"
3 laurel leaves
1 cup soy
1 cup vinegar
salt pepper
cooking oil

1. simmer meat until water is gone
2. add oil. do some mixing untill lightly brown
3. add garlic until fragrant
4. add union until translucent
5. add vinegar+soy+salt+salt pepper+laurel
6. do some mixing until fragrant is good

u can try mine also.
#11 - DERICK DALE ATIWAG - 07/15/2011 - 00:58
How much garlic?
Head means the entire bulb, ALL of the multiple cloves? Will my sweetheart allow me in the bed tonight?
#10 - Kaleopono - 05/03/2011 - 21:44
Thanks for the recipe...First time ko kc magluto ng ulam at naging ok naman by just following your recipe and instructions.;-)
#9 - Lloyd Tan - 04/28/2011 - 06:50
this is the friendliest help i got for adobo. thanks big time! and to soothe my taste, i added a bit of sugar and siling labuyo...para may sipa. turned out just the way i liked it. kainan na!!!
#8 - cookingnoob - 02/09/2011 - 05:36
rice water
pagka nagsasaing ka. yung pinaghugasan mo ng rice yun yun. yun na yun. pwede naman use water lang eh.
#7 - Carla - 01/11/2011 - 10:40
rice water
hmmmm......anO ba yang rice water?
#6 - kerlyn fernandz - 01/11/2011 - 05:58
rice water
rice water, in Filipino cooking, is simply the water used in washing the rice prior to cooking. u can always use plain water if u don't have rice water.
#5 - jocelyn palmaira - 08/25/2010 - 06:55
rice water
What is rice water?
#4 - darlene - 08/24/2010 - 20:14
this recipe is so good. taste is really good i can recommned to all my friend. so easy to cook.:-D
#3 - cathy - 05/19/2010 - 09:21
#2 - hopi@ - 04/14/2010 - 22:04
try this..
#1 - cezching - 03/09/2010 - 14:40
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