Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large kettle combine the chicken, the vinegar, the garlic, the bay leaf, the pepper and 1/2 cup water.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer it, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce and simmer the mixture, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken with tongs to an oven-proof platter and discard the outer skin.
  • Place platter in oven and grill both sides for about 15 minutes until browned.
  • Strain the broth through a sieve, return it to the kettle and boil for 10 minutes or until it is reduced to about 1/2 cup
  • Remove chicken from the oven, pour the sauce over it and serve with rice.

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  • NPMarie 7 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was good "
    fiorentinopeoria ate it and said...
    Made the adobo for my family tonight...we all enjoyed it a lot!! Because I wasn't sure the children wouldn't care for the sauce, I put it lightly over the chicken and placed the rest in a gravy boat. Thank You, I will most definitely be making it again!!! VERY GOOD!!!!!
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    Vtwistable ate it and said...
    Interesting twist Anna, I will try that too. I have always put this pecipe with potatoes and ginger. Love this
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  • mrpiggy 3 years ago
    I have been making adobo for decades. I learned it from my dad.(1/2 Filipino) He would use pork and chicken. I only use chicken. I have not tried it this way. Thank you. Oh, and I have never heard of tomatoes and chilies in adobo either.
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    " It was excellent "
    anna3582 ate it and said...
    I liked reading all the comments here. Growing up in a world of adobo is kinda something, and eating one at least once a week well... I've kinda invented a little twist on mine that I'd like to share one day. I tried adding ginger, bell pepper, sugar and pineapple syrup/juice but not all at the same time... some provinces here in the Philippines add coconut milk and chili, wanna try that one too. Don't worry.. create your own twist and experiment! ADOBO dry or with sauce, its still an abodo just add a lot of garlic! enjoy!!
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  • jackie202 4 years ago
    Ive made filipino adobo chicken many times and loveee it. i crave it with white rice, or garlic rice. so yummy! maybe ill give this one a try as well.
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  • jruined 4 years ago
    To Barbiemensher,
    My mother-in-law never uses tomatoes or red chiles for adobo and she'd likely slap me if I used something other than what she told me. It probably depends on what provincial variation of the recipe you have had.

    -j.
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  • jruined 4 years ago
    Not sure what my wife will say, since her mom prepares adobo differently, but I'm going to do this anyway. If she doesn't like it, I won't call it adobo...if she does...ADOBO it is. ;)

    Either way, one of my favorite dishes.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    The sauce sounds great here! Has to be good, thanks!
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  • despinap 5 years ago
    I actually did reduce it to 1/2 a cup because we liked the sauce thicker and it reminded me so much of BBQ. Of course if you want you could reduce it less. I'm glad you loved it and this is the first recipe of mine that someone has actually tried AND commented on and you made me very happy. Thank you so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    Oh, by the way...I didn't let the sauce reduce down to 1/2 cup because I knew I would need more sauce than that, for the rice. I just let it reduce in half...was that what you really meant?
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    I made this tonight and it was perfect!!! If this is what they eat in the Philippines, then I think I could be very happy there! I was so tempted to add more ingredients but I didn't...well except I doubled the garlic! Thats the Italian in me! LOL! I used thighs and breasts(bone-in)...and I served this over plain white rice. I also took the meat off the bones and mixed it into the sauce and rice before eating! But I took the photo as per the recipe. This has a nice ethnic flavor to it and the chicken tastes like its been cooking all day! Nice deep flavors! My kids even loved it and said I could make it once a week! I hope you like my photo! Thanks for posting this great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Sounds great...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...
    Aha…Pilipino cooking…fond memories…and a great dish…the chickens not bad ether…err…great recipe yah that was what I meant to say!
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  • joe1155 5 years ago
    This is one of the best chicken recipes around. The vinegar becomes very mild tasting during the cooking and the meat very tender.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds very good, had this overseas in Japan. A neighbor made it and invited us for supper. It was really good. You have my 5
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  • despinap 5 years ago
    Lillian absolutely.. I myself would prefer a part of the bird (bone-in) slightly less veiny-bony than the leg. Next time :)
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    now thats my kinda chicken thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    This sounds so good! I like Barbie's ideas also! Instead of chicken drumsticks do you think I could use chicken breasts (bone-in)...
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