Chicken Adobo From The Philippines: Delicious Recipes From Around The World!

Chicken adobo recipe from the Philippines

Our next stop on our recipe travels is to the Philippines. This recipe is a national favorite, chicken adobo. It is one we think your entire family will love!

The islands of the Philippines form the shape of a triangle. The country is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The country’s nearest neighbors are Taiwan, Indonesia, and Malaysia.


Chicken Adobo

This recipe is considered the national dish of the Philippines. With its many variations found across the islands you can find a style that suits any taste! The cooking method of the chicken adobo is indigenous to the Philippines. Filipinos often use vinegar and salt when preparing their dishes to keep them fresh for longer.


2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 chicken cut into pieces

1 large onion, quartered and sliced

2 tbsp minced garlic

75ml white vinegar

150ml soy sauce

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 bay leaf



  • Heat the vegetable in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Brown the chicken pieces, then remove.
  • Add onion and garlic to the pan and sauté until soft. Stirring occasionally
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder and bay leaf.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and increase the heat to high, bring to boil.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is tender and cook through. About 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.


Little Hands Can

This recipe is most suited for children 7+. Under adult supervision children 7+ can help with every step of this recipe.

Did you try this adobo chicken recipe? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below! If you have any spectacular recipes from your home country, please reach out so we can continue our wonderful journey around the world through our taste buds!

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