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By alie

Are you ready to treat your taste buds to a delicious and exotic dish? Look no further than the mouthwatering Filipino Chicken Adobo. This savory, sweet, and tangy dish will delight your senses and leave you wanting more. Check out these two different recipes we found to try at home!

Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe

Filipino Chicken Adobo


  • 1.5 kg bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and legs
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pepper


  1. Heat the oven to 325°F. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Combine the vinegar, soy, water, sugar, garlic, bay leaf, and a generous amount of pepper in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then carefully pour over the chicken.
  2. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover and continue to bake until the chicken is tender and the skin is browned and crisp, about 30 minutes more.
  3. Remove the bay leaf and garlic before serving.

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo


  • 2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and legs
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Season chicken generously with black pepper.
  2. In a slow cooker, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove bay leaves and transfer chicken to a serving dish. Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
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No matter which recipe you choose to follow, you’re sure to enjoy the unique flavors of Filipino Chicken Adobo. Serve over rice or with a side of vegetables to create a complete and satisfying meal for any occasion!

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