Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

An absolute favorite!!! When I was younger, I couldn't live a day without begging my lola (grandma) to make this all the time. Basically it's crispy fried chicken adobo. This is the only way I do fried chicken at home and It's always on my weekly menu.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan combine the chicken, garlic, peppercorns,bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar and water and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered over low heat until chicken is cooked through (25-35 minutes).
  2. Remove chicken from pan and pat dry.
  3. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat until it is hot but not smoking. Then deep fry the chicken in batches until it is brown and the skin looks crispy. (NOTE: Make sure you pat them dry as it spits!).
  4. Serve with rice.
  5. Enjoy -- .


Most Helpful

My family and I loved this. After the chicken was boiled, I added 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the sauce and continued boiling to thicken while the chicken was frying. We drizzled it over the chicken and rice, and it was great. I also loved the crisp skin without the breading!

CeliacZooChef March 28, 2009

i followed it to the T except i used 4 lbs. of bone in chicken thighs w/ skin. i had enough sauce drench and boil the chicken in. for some reason the flavor of the sauce didn't really penetrate the meat. flavor was very subtle. so i took the left over sauce..added 1 tbs of brown sugar and boiled it till it slightly thickened. drizzled the sauce over the crispy chicken. family enjoyed it.

LuvMyBabies May 13, 2008

Very good chicken. Will make again.

NanaD February 19, 2008

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