Filipino Chicken Adobo


This Pinoy recipe is a popular Filipino main dish usually served with rice and veggie sides.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced

  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced

  • 1 pound chicken wings

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt, or to taste


  1. Whisk soy sauce, jalapeno peppers, and garlic together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add chicken wings and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  2. Remove chicken wings from the marinade and shake off excess. Reserve marinade.

  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Place chicken wings in the hot oil and pan-fry for 2 minutes per side. Slowly pour in reserved marinade (including garlic) and water. Bring to a boil. Add bay leaves and peppercorns and simmer until chicken is tender, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. Stir in vinegar and cook for 5 minutes. Stir again and season with sugar and salt to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
12g Fat
4g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 705mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 112mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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