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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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