Matt's Chicken Adobo

Matt's Chicken Adobo

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"This is our favorite classic chicken adobo using common ingredients. You may use a whole chicken and cut it up in pieces. I prefer a thicker sauce like my dad would make but my family likes it brothy so they can pour it in their rice."


1 h servings 520 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 55.1 g
  • 110%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 188 mg
  • 63%
  • Sodium:
  • 886 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Season chicken with black pepper.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir garlic in hot oil until fragrant. Sear chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Stir vinegar, peppercorn, and bay leaves into pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Pour water and soy sauce into mixture and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. Stir in more water if sauce is too salty.
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  1. 40 Ratings


I just want to thank you! This recipe got my very picky children to eat their rice! We thinned the sauce some so it could be poured over the rice itself and it was a hit! I will definitely make ...

Delicious and easy! I threw in some onion and tomato that I had leftover, and that tasted great with the other flavors.

Not my favorite recipe for adobo chicken. It didn't have the depth other recipes have. I ended up reducing the liquid and adding other things to it to make it taste good. I added more soy sauce,...

This makes a nice, tasty, healthy dish. I served it over rice with broccoli and water chestnuts. Everyone enjoyed it and my daughter quickly grabbed the leftovers for lunch for the next day. ...

This recipe was not bad. The first time I made it as-is. The second time I made it with apple cider vinegar instead of white and both my husband and I thought it was an improvement. This will pr...

This is the adobo I grew up eating. Not like the other recipe that calls for annato powder. Not to say the other is bad. I just never had that type of chicken adobo.

Very good chicken. Did as another reviewer did and cooked it on the BBQ wrapped in foil. I used chicken broth in place of the water, and very low sodium soy sauce.I also took the chicken out of ...

First time trying chicken adobo. I subbed apple cider vinegar, as suggested. I only had four thighs, but made the full recipe. Skimmed fat & peppercorns from the broth, added a little water &...

My family loved this receipe, I did tweak it a bit after making it the first time. I used apple cider vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, added whole garlic cloves, a small quartered onion and two ex...