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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190.3
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.4 mg
  • Sodium: 2,203.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 31.1 g

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Chicken Adobo- Simple

Submitted by: POPCORNPUNCH
Chicken Adobo- Simple


Simple and DELICIOUS Chicken Adobo. Serves 1 Simple and DELICIOUS Chicken Adobo. Serves 1
Number of Servings: 1


    1 chicken breast- boneless, skinless
    1/4 cup cider vinegar
    1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
    1/4 of a diced onion
    1 chopped garlic clove
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 tsp ginger

    pepper (optional)
    cooking spray


Marinating raw chicken in soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger makes it very flavorful!

cook onions and garlic until slightly tender.
Add vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaf, and ginger and cook on medium for 3 minutes, or until bubbly.
Reduce heat and add chicken. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until done. Simmer sauce more if it needs to be thickened.

Goes great with Bok Choy! You can saute it separately, or add it in with the chicken and cook in the sauce!

Makes 1 serving

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user POPCORNPUNCH.

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love fresh spinach, so had this chicken over a plate of chopped spinach - was delicious! - 4/7/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Do you marinate the chicken in the sauce mixture before cooking? If so, for how long? Or, do you just cook it in the sauce? Thanks! - 2/2/10

    Reply from POPCORNPUNCH (2/2/10)
    you can do this if you'd like. I usually marinate it for at least an hour in the fridge inside of a plastic bag. Then I cook it in the sauce I made for the marinade. Hope that helps!

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just fixed this and everyone loved it. Had to increase for three people but MAN OH MAN was it good. That what I heard from everyone. - 9/17/09

    Reply from POPCORNPUNCH (9/18/09)
    Thank you very much!! This is one of my favorite recipes to make! :)

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This came out very good! I was skeptical about the ginger, but it added a nice touch. My boyfriend was ecstatic; it reminded him of his dad who lives across the country. - 6/17/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just to let you know, in an original chicken adobo, there are no onions in the recipe. - 4/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try this recipe for dinner tomorow. would you please recaculate the sodium it is extremely high for a low sodium soy sauce. I normally use kikimoun:) - 11/5/09

    Reply from POPCORNPUNCH (11/5/09)
    I looked into the sodium content, and unfortunately this is just a high sodium dish (even with low sodium soy sauce). Each tablespoon of the soy sauce has around 575mg of sodium, and the recipe requires 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons). You could try to use less soy sauce, but I'm not sure how it will taste

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is soooo good! Easy to make and delicious - way better than my friend's Adobo that had legs and wings and bits and pieces I couldn't identify, lol! Thanks so much for sharing! - 10/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recipe today. Sensational!! I put it over brown rice and it was great. - 10/8/09

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  • I see some people are objecting to the high sodium -- if you substitute Bragg's Liquid Aminos for the soy sauce, the sodium content is much less. - 7/16/12

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  • Excellent! I wouldn't worry about the high sodium rating -- the nutrition info includes ALL the soy sauce in the recipe -- but the broth is too strongly flavored to eat much of. The chicken cooked in the broth would have much less sodium. - 6/9/12

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  • yum - 1/24/12

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  • I was blown away by how delicious this simple recipe was! I steamed some zucchini and carrots with it and served it over organic basmati awesome! - 8/8/11

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  • I'll try Bragg's Amino Acids to cut the sodium to 1920 mg, which is still high, but better than 2203mg. (recipe calls for 1/4 cup of soy sauce, brags has 160mg sodium per 1/2tsp, meaning we would need 12tsps equaling 1920mg of sodium.) Bragg's taste is stronger, to me, might be possible to use less. - 2/5/11

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  • Have you ever tried this in the crockpot? Then it could be served over rice (if I weren't on hcg, I mean!). - 11/17/10

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  • My recipe is almost the same except I had a very small amount of brown sugar. Love chicken adobo! - 7/15/10

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  • I am so excited to try this recipe. It looks simple and I can almost smell it already. - 6/10/10

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  • Simple and amazing! I omitted the bay leaf and ginger ( didn't have them) and when chicken was done I threw some brussel sprouts into the sauce and steamed for a few mins. Paired with garlic rice and WOW!!! :) Fast and great! - 5/27/10

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  • Sounds wonderful. Guess what's on the menu tonight ?? - 2/9/10

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