authentic mexican chicken adobo recipe

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By alie

If you’re in the mood for delicious and authentic Filipino cuisine, then you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re excited to share with you a mouth-watering recipe for chicken adobo. This classic Filipino dish is beloved for its unique blend of savory flavors and tender, juicy meat. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the recipe!

Chicken Adobo


For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 3-4 bay leaves

For the chicken:

  • 2 lbs. chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup water


To begin, combine all of the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight for best results).

Once you’re ready to cook, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the liquid for later.

Place the chicken in the skillet, skin-side down, and cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the chicken over and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes on the other side.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside on a plate.

Add the sliced onion to the same skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until soft and translucent.

Pour in the reserved marinade and water. Stir to combine.

Add the bay leaves and peppercorns to the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil.

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Reduce the heat to low and return the chicken to the skillet, skin-side up.

Cover the skillet and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

Finally, garnish your chicken adobo with sliced scallions and serve it hot with steamed rice.

Filipino Chicken Adobo

We hope you enjoy this tasty Filipino chicken adobo recipe! Whether you’re new to Filipino cuisine or a seasoned pro, this classic dish is sure to impress your taste buds. Don’t be afraid to experiment and add your own twist to this recipe – after all, cooking is all about having fun and making delicious food! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Happy cooking!

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