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Spicy Chicken Adobo

Spicy Filipino chicken adobo.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fiiipino
Keyword: adobo, chicken recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 ½ lbs. chicken sliced into serving pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 6 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • 3 bay leaves dried
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 Thai chili pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Combine chicken, soy sauce and vinegar. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry the marinated chicken for 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan. Set aside.
  • Using remaining oil, saute the garlic until golden brown. Add the chicken back into the pan and then pour remaining marinade. Add water and let boil.
  • Put whole peppercorn, sugar, chili pepper, and bay leaves into the pan. Adjust heat to the lowest setting. Cover and continue cooking for 35 minutes.
  • Season with salt if needed. Let remaining liquid evaporate.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with warm rice.


Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1744mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg