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By alie

There’s nothing quite like a warm and flavorful dish on a chilly day. If you’re looking for a delicious and easy recipe to cozy up with, look no further than chicken adobo! This classic Filipino dish is a surefire crowd-pleaser, and with this recipe, you’ll be able to make it from the comfort of your own home.

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

For those who love to set it and forget it, this slow cooker chicken adobo recipe from Manila Spoon is the way to go. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2 pounds Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 2 Bay leaves


  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, and black peppercorns. Stir well, then pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Add the bay leaves on top of the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through and tender, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with a fork.
  6. Take the remaining mixture that’s in the slow cooker and pour it into a saucepan on the stovetop. Cook on medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Pour the sauce over the shredded chicken and serve.

Chicken Adobo Recipe

If you prefer a more traditional version of chicken adobo, then check out this recipe from No Recipes. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

See also  chicken adobo original recipe


  • 2 pounds Bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup White vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 6 cloves Garlic, smashed
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until browned on both sides.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic to the pan. Cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  5. Add the soy sauce, white vinegar, water, brown sugar, bay leaves, and black peppercorns to the pan. Stir well.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, then add the chicken back into the pan.
  7. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let simmer for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Remove the lid and let the chicken simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  9. Serve over rice or with your choice of sides.

Whether you prefer the slow cooker method or the stovetop method, chicken adobo is a dish that is sure to satisfy your craving for something savory and filling. Give it a try the next time you want to try something new in the kitchen!

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