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Famous Chicken Adobo

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"This classic adobo recipe is simple to make and famous with all who have tasted it. It has been modified to be a bit more saucy than traditional adobo, it is delicious served over rice."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 362 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken pieces until golden brown on both sides, then remove. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook until they soften and brown, about 6 minutes.
  2. Pour in vinegar and soy sauce, and season with garlic powder, black pepper, and bay leaf. Add the browned chicken, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the chicken is tender and cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 362 calories; 21.7 g fat; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 32.9 g protein; 97 mg cholesterol; 1040 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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They edited the recipe. It's actually easier than they say... You don't have to remove the chicken from the pan after you've browned it. Just leave it in, add the onions, etc and go from there.

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If you like soy sauce, this is the dish for you. That was pretty much all my husband and I tasted. As one reviewer commented, it's pretty salty even with low-sodium soy sauce. It's not a terribl...

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They edited the recipe. It's actually easier than they say... You don't have to remove the chicken from the pan after you've browned it. Just leave it in, add the onions, etc and go from there.

My Filipino family's chicken adobo recipe is very similar. We use 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1 cup water, 2 bay leaves, and omit pepper. A generous seasoning of granulated gar...

I have been making this recipe for a while and I make it with some slight variations. I have never added the garlic powder or pepper. I just brown the chicken, add the garlic and onion and the...

Im a Filipino and proud that the #1 Filipino dish got a good reviews.Try to marinate the chicken with soy sauce and vinegar overnight or few hours before cooking.My mother always do this(marinat...

If you don't like tangy, don't make this. It's very tangy, and yes, authentic Filipino adobo doesn't have sugar in it, but Chinese-Filippino versions do - usually rock sugar, 1-2 star anise and ...

My mother-in-law (a filipina) likes to make her Adobo slightly sweet. This recipe is nice and saucy unlike my MIL's. So, I added about 1 tsp. of sugar. It was perfect! I'm going to make it a...

There's no meet to put onions. Adobo is supposed to be salty, peppery and garlic-y. adobo also taste better with crunchy fried garlic bits and toasted (crushed) peanuts on top. And guys, I alway...

Very easy recipe and the family enjoyed it! The only thing I would change next time is a little more onion and a little less soy sauce.

This was delicious. The only things I changed in the recipe is I added 1 tsp of sugar and used bone-in chicken thighs. My family absolutely loved the chicken.