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Instant Pot® Filipino Chicken Adobo

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"All the flavor you love in Filipino chicken adobo without hours of marinating thanks to the Instant Pot®. Serve over rice, if desired."
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45 m servings 352
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Whisk vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, olive oil, brown sugar, and crushed peppercorns in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir bay leaves into the sauce.
  2. Line the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) with onion slices. Place chicken thighs on top of onions and pour vinegar-soy sauce over top. Close and lock the lid.
  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  5. Release pressure using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Using tongs, transfer thighs to the prepared baking sheet, skin-side up. Select Saute function and cook until sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to high.
  7. Place chicken under the preheated broiler, and broil until skin is crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer thighs to a serving plate and spoon sauce over the top. Garnish with chopped scallions.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 352 calories; 21.1 9 30.2 106 1001 Full nutrition

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This is the best recipe I have made in my new pressure cooker. Very flavorful.

Loved it! My husband is Filipino and had 2 servings. I cooked on high pressure for 10 minutes and quick released pressure which took less than 5 minutes. I didn’t have thighs, so I used large ch...