Chicken Adobo (Traditional Filipino Dish) Recipe Video

Chicken Adobo is the national dish of the Philipines. Sweet and sour taste goes great with rice!!! For sure, many Japanese love this taste and so does my darling :D


Preparation Time1 Hr 20 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In2 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main Ingredient


 Chicken drumstick12
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), sliced
 Bay leaves2
 Soy sauce1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Rice vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar2 Tablespoon
 Onion200 Gram (cut in wedges)
 Cracked black pepper To Taste
 Steamed rice3 Cup (48 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 3730 Calories from Fat 928

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g158.3%

Saturated Fat 26.5 g132.4%

Trans Fat 2.8 g

Cholesterol 2309.9 mg

Sodium 3839.6 mg160%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.6%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 622 g1243.1%

Vitamin A 34.6% Vitamin C 164.9%

Calcium 34.9% Iron 182.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Remove excess fat from the chicken pieces if desired. Prick the chicken with a fork to let the seasonings penetrate.
2. Cut onion in wedges.
3. In a large pot, add garlic, bay leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, black pepper and the onions.
4. Add chicken drumsticks, cover and marinate the chicken for 1 hour. You can also choose to refrigerate the chicken in a ziplock bag.

5. After an hour, place the pot on the stove.
6. Add 1/2 cup (100ml) water and bring to a boil.
7. Turn the heat down to low and cover with otoshi buta (drop-lid - you can use aluminum foil) and cook for 30 minutes. You can stir occasionally.
8. Uncover and simmer until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened.

9. Serve the chicken with (or over) steamed rice and drizzle with the sauce. You can also serve it over noodles, pasta, bread, or mashed potatoes.