Chicken Adobo - Lower Fat and Sodium

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Cookin-jo

This recipe uses bone-in skinless chicken breasts and less fat and soy sauce than usual. Lemon juice instead of vinegar gives it a different flavour, although use vinegar if that's what you like. You can substitute a whole chicken, cut up and with skin removed. Serve with steamed rice and vegetables.

Top Review by Derf

We loved this chicken, very tasty , the combination of onion garlic lemon and soy was quite delicious! I used boneless/skinless chicken breasts , they worked very well. I added a couple of mushrooms with red onion because i wanted to use them , they made a lovely topping for the chicken. Great flavour! Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large, deep non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned.
  3. Remove onion from skillet and set aside.
  4. Add chicken, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, water, pepper and bay leaf to the skillet and stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to low; Cook covered for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Add browned onion to the chicken and stir.
  7. Cook, uncovered, an additional 5-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and tender.

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