chicken adobo original recipe

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By alie

If you’re on the lookout for a new recipe to add to your collection, why not give Filipino Chicken Adobo a try? This dish is quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious. Plus, we have both a classic and crockpot version for you to choose from.

Let’s start with the classic version. Begin by heating oil in a large pot and browning chicken thighs on both sides. Remove the chicken and set aside. Then, add garlic and onion to the same pot and cook until softened. Next, pour in soy sauce, vinegar, and water, and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the chicken back into the pot and let it cook until done. Top it off with some green onions and cilantro, and you’re good to go!

For the crockpot version, simply add all your ingredients (chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, onion, and water) to your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. It’s that easy!

Now for the fun part – assembling the dish. We recommend plating it in a way that’s visually appealing, with the chicken as the star of the show. Start off by laying down a bed of rice, and then place the chicken on top. Top it off with some green onions and cilantro.

But wait, we’re not done yet. Let’s add some images to really make your mouth water. Check out the beauty of this dish – the tender chicken, the vibrant colors of the green onions and cilantro.

The Classic Version

Classic Chicken Adobo

The Crockpot Version

Crockpot Chicken Adobo

And now, for the pièce de résistance – the recipe itself!


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped


  1. Brown chicken thighs in a large pot and remove from the pot.
  2. Cook garlic and onion in the same pot until softened.
  3. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and water to the pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Add chicken back to the pot and cook until done.
  5. Top with chopped green onions and cilantro.

There you have it – the perfect recipe for Filipino Chicken Adobo. Whether you choose the classic stove-top version or the hands-off crockpot variation, this dish is sure to become a new household favorite. Enjoy!

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