Chicken Adobo Recipe

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For a delicious variation of "meat and potatoes" try this saucy, flavorful version of a filipino favorite, served over rice.

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $0.41 view details


  1. Cut uncooked chicken into small thin slices and spread them out on chopping board.
  2. Salt all pieces
  3. Put chicken in mixing bowl and cover with soy sauce just enough to ensure chicken pieces are covered/change color (approx 2-3 tbs)
  4. Add 1 tbs minced garlic to bowl and mix
  5. Let soak for 20 mins at least.
  6. Meanwhile, Peel and cut potato into bite size pieces.
  7. Fry (medium) in 1 tbs olive oil in tall covered pan (to avoid splatter).
  8. When potato is almost cooked, add a little soy sauce onto potato to change color(approx 1 tbs).
  9. Stir and cook about 1 additional minute, then remove potato and put in clean bowl.
  10. Peel onion and cut into small pieces
  11. Saute onions (medium-low) in covered pan when potato is removed.
  12. When onion is mostly cooked, add a little soy sauce onto onion to change color.
  13. Stir, and cook about 1 additional minute.
  14. Remove onion, and add to potato bowl.
  15. Cook chicken in same pan with approx. 1 tbs oil.
  16. Spread pieces of chicken over pan, covering bottom of pan.
  17. Cook on medium in covered pan (It takes about 2 batches to cook chicken).
  18. Turn chicken over when chicken is shrinking. Total cooking time is about 5 minutes.
  19. Remove meat when starting to brown
  20. Add 2nd batch. (usually there is enough oil from first batch to cook second batch, if not add a little).
  21. Remove last batch of meat.
  22. Add soy sauce (1tbs), lemon juice (1 tbs) and water (1/2 cup) to pan, and wait until it begins boiling
  23. add 1 tbs white vinegar (don’t stir and don’t cover) and let boil again briefly until strong vinegar smell is gone
  24. then dump everything back until it boils. Then turn off. You're done.
  25. Serve over rice if desired.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 147g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 110  
Calories from Fat 3 3%
Total Fat 0.39g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.11g 0%
Trans Fat 0.01g  
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 489mg 14%
Total Carbs 19.31g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 5%
Sugars 1.71g 1%
Protein 7.72g 12%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    We made this last night. The kids loved it (the meat more than the potatoes). It is yummy comfort food. When I do it again, I will try more soy (or maybe a little fish sauce) and a little less vinegar to give it a saltier and less sour flavor.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation


    • ShaleeDP
      November 11, 2014
      This is a different version of the Filipino Adobo recipe.... it looks good too. I put pepper and a pinch of dried basil into my recipe. thanks for sharing tho.
      • John Spottiswood
        January 31, 2008
        This sounds yummy, Julie! How did you manage to craft a 25 step recipe from 6 ingredients? Impressive! :-)

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