Easy Chicken Adobo

Easy Chicken Adobo

This easy Chicken Adobo is a delicious Filipino recipe flavored with black pepper, bay leaves and green chillies. The perfect easy dinner served with rice.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Chicken Adobo, Chicken Adobo recipe, FIlipino Chicken Adobo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 -6
Calories 225kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 8 chicken thighs bone-in, skin on
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce (Use Tamari as a gluten free substitute)
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 green chillies thinly sliced
  • 4 bay leaves


  • Season chicken generously on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Brown chicken well in a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or deep frying pan. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, black pepper, bay leaves and chillies and pour into the pan. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add the chicken, skin-side up, and simmer with the lid ajar for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.
  • Remove the lid and turn up the heat. Allow the sauce to reduce, while glazing the chicken. Cook until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is glossy.
  • Serve the chicken with steamed rice and greens.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1806mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg