Easy Filipino Pork or Chicken Adobo

Recipe by Kat Lantto
READY IN: 55mins




  • You may sauté meat prior to making this dish but in this version it is not necessary. If sautéing, heat lard/oil in large frying pan. Add meat. Fry on medium to med/high heat until golden brown. Then follow instructions below --
  • Place meat (and bones) in large sauce pan.
  • Add just enough water to submerge all of meat & bones.
  • Bring to boil. As pan warms up, add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaf and desired amount of salt and pepper. (Remember soy sauce is already pretty salty.).
  • Simmer and cover for about 40 minutes. (or until chicken looks like it's starting to fall off the bone)Stir periodically.
  • IF ADDING POTATOES -- simmer for about 20 minutes add cubed potatoes, bring back to boil -- simmer for about 20 more minutes.
  • Remove bones prior to serving.
  • If sauce is not slightly thickened after 40 minutes, you may use corn starch to do the trick -- however it will lighten up the color of the sauce.
  • Serve over steamed Jasmine or Calrose rice (Jasmine is available in a brown rice).