The 10 Best Filipino Chicken Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo
Photo by Snacking in the Kitchen.

There are so many reasons to love Filipino food. For one, it doesn't shy away from flavor. In many of these classic Filipino dishes, garlic, vinegar, and ginger team up to tantalize the tongue! We can't get enough of homestyle comfort foods like chicken adobo, pancit, afritada, and more. Give these top-rated chicken recipes a try!

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Authentic Chicken Adobo

Authentic Chicken Adobo
Photo by Star Narksompop.

Let's start with the national dish of the Philippines! Adobo is a simple but hearty Filipino dish, featuring chicken marinated in vinegar and soy sauce, then slowly cooked with garlic and spices. Serve over steamed white rice.

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Ginataang Manok (Chicken Cooked in Coconut Milk)

Ginataang Manok is a Filipino chicken dish flavored with ginger and coconut milk. "Each family has their own version," says daplo. This is my mother's version. It's a rich dish that makes your kitchen smell so wonderful! Once my family smells the ginger frying and coconut milk simmering, they can't wait for it to be done so they can dig in!"

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Chicken Sotanghon

Chicken legs and shiitake mushrooms simmer in chicken broth with bean thread noodles in this comforting Filipino noodle soup. "Super tasty!" raves JessicaRabbit0722. "This was comfort food to me...similar to my Mom's. The older I get the more I want to learn Filipino recipes for my daughter to eat. A little time consuming but worth it. I will have to try it with cabbage and carrots next time. I like my veggies. Also my mom adds ginger to her recipe."

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Slow Cooker Chicken Afritad

"Typically cooked on the stove top, this yummy comfort food is straight from the Philippines, but cooked in the slow cooker for ease!" says Jennifer Lee Kirk. "Serve over rice."

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Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)

This thick Filipino porridge features chicken wings and rice in a broth seasoned with onions, ginger, and garlic. "This is the BEST Arroz Caldo recipe!" says Lindsay Ceballos. "It has become a staple in our house. I use regular white rice and whatever chicken I have on hand and it always comes out perfectly. It's quick easy and my kids practically eat the whole pot."

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Chicken Afritada (Filipino Stew)

This savory Filipino stew is made with a whole chicken, tomatoes, and potatoes. "This is a dish we make back in the Philippines," says candysweetemo. "It's really delicious, and you can substitute pork for chicken or mix them both. Great over rice!"

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Quick and Easy Pancit

With this simple classic, rice noodles are tossed with stir-fried chicken, cabbage, garlic, onions, and carrots. "Quick, Easy and delicious! Will remind you of Island Fiestas!" says Heather Maurer.

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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken with Bok Choy

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo
Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo | Photo by Baking Nana.

Here's a slow cooker version of a classic tangy chicken dish from the Philippines, featuring chicken thighs, bok choy, apple cider vinegar, onion, and garlic.

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"The combination of chicken, prawns, and ham in coconut milk with sweet rice and curry powder gives this Filipino dish its distinctive flavor," says lola.

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Grilled Chicken Adobo

"This is a very tasty and easy-to-make Filipino chicken dish made with soy sauce, garlic, and vinegar," says HEART-OF-MIDLOTHIAN. "I can just as easily double or triple the chicken in this recipe to serve guests at a party. Serve over rice with just a little of the sauce (not too much)."

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State of Home Cooking

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