Fantastic Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe: The Sauce on This One-Pan Chicken Recipe Is Dang Delicious by 30Seconds Food

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Fantastic Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe: The Sauce on This One-Pan Chicken Recipe Is Dang Delicious

Adobo is a traditional dish and cooking process in the Philippines. Anything can be made "adobo style," from chicken to shrimp to vegetables. The protein is cooked in a sauce made with vinegar, soy, garlic, bay leaves and lots of black pepper or peppercorns. So rich and delicious!

This easy adobo chicken recipe uses bone-in chicken thighs, but you could substitute chicken drumsticks. Serve this Filipino chicken recipe with rice.

Cuisine: Filipino 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 to 5


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Put the chicken into the hot oil and brown both sides. Remove to a plate. 
  2. Add the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, jalapeno, sugar, bay leaf and black pepper to the skillet. Put the chicken back into the skillet, skin side up. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F internal temperature). Remove the chicken to a plate. 
  3. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl until smooth. Pour the slurry into the skillet and whisk into the sauce. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Put the chicken back into the pan and coat with the sauce. Garnish sliced jalapenos or green onions and serve with rice.

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This recipe is super delicious. 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes to all the chicken adobo. This recipe straight-up rocks! #yum
Jo Lee
Can you use breasts or boneless thighs?

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