Filipino Chicken Adobo (Adobong Manok)

"This was very easy and very yummy. From Extending the Table."
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  • Bring to a boil the first 6 ingredients. Simmer for about 50 minutes until the chicken is tender and sauce is reduced by half. I simmered with the lid on for about 35 minutes and took the lid off the last 15 to let the sauce reduce.
  • Add salt to taste. Serve hot with rice.

Questions & Replies

  1. Just a little over 1 cup of liquid doesn’t sound like much for simmering 3 pounds of chicken is this recipe missing a step such as add enough water/broth to cover chicken?
  2. Is any particular type of vinegar recommend?


  1. I haven't tried this actual recipe because the Chicken Adobo I've learned to make I don't measure, but I've rated it 5 stars because the measurements look about right. I recommend trying adding browned (caramelized) onions to this dish: brown the onions first then throw in everything else and cook.
  2. Extremely Easy to Make! Prep time is accurate...5 minutes!!! What a quick way to get a tasty dinner on the table after work. The flavors were perfect, although I did not add any extra salt due to the saltiness of the soy sauce. I garnished this with chopped green onions and served with rice noodles. Thank you so much for posting craftscout. This goes in my desperation dinner file. Sue
  3. Made it 4 times now, only once strictly according to the recipe all were good but following the recipe was great. p.s. l used Knorr’s liquid seasoning, rice wine vinegar and no extra liquid is needed.
  4. very simple and easy, fast recipe. Definitely has a vinegary bite to it.
  5. Extremely easy to make. I did not add any salt just a large sprinkle of scallions. Very tasty.


  1. we use knorr seasoning instead of soy sauce, try it, it really kicks it up a notch!
  2. Fabulous dish! Even the people in my house who profess to hate vinegar loved this. I used chicken thighs and skipped the peppercorns because I didn't have them, just sprinkled on some pepper instead. It is also a fabulous low-carb dish for those who watch their carbs. I served it with steamed broccoli.


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