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Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo Recipe Filipino Style

Chicken adobo is an easy Filipino recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to create.
These chicken thighs are so juicy and tender because they are seared and simmered in a delicious brown sauce over low heat.

The soy and vinegar sauce with black peppercorns, bay leaves and garlic give this dish its signature savoury tangy taste.
Now, one more thing.
I’ve added Coconut cream to the sauce that brings it a certain silkiness and a hint of elegance that makes it creamier and richer in taste.

This dish is traditionally enjoyed with steamed rice for lunch or dinner, but it can also be served for breakfast with garlic fried rice and sunny-side-up eggs.

Yield: 1 Serve

Chicken Adobo Recipe Filipino Style

Chicken Adobo Recipe Filipino Style

Adobo is a popular Filipino dish and the process involves cooking the meat in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and black peppercorns.

This homemade chicken adobo is popular in the Philippines and pairs deliciously with steamed rice and leafy greens.
This dish has many variations and this recipe is just one of them, as we incorporate coconut cream which creates a creamier texture and is richer in flavour.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 150g Chicken Thighs or Legs
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1 pc dried Bay Leaf
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut vinegar
  • 2 tsp low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1.5 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1.5 Tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil


  1. Heat olive oil in a braising pan.
  2. Add chicken and sear until brown on both sides.
  3. Add stock, vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaf, garlic, black peppercorns.
    Simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Reduce pan juices and stir in coconut cream.
  5. Season as needed with salt.


What should I serve with Chicken Adobo?

  • Chicken adobo and rice is probably one of the most iconic dishes in Filipino cuisine.
    You’ll need that rice to soak up all that lovely sauce.
  • If you’d like a vegetable with dinner, I suggest steamed broccoli or any stir fried or steamed vegetable.
  • The flavours of cauliflower mash or cauliflower cheese with mashed potato mingle well.

Watch our video on how to cook chicken adobo and see if you like it as much as we do.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 640Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 203mgSodium 1127mgCarbohydrates 35gFibre 1gSugar 22gProtein 46g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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