Adobo (Philipino Savory Chicken)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 123.7
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.0 mg
  • Sodium: 535.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 21.8 g

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Decades ago a friend from the Philipines shared his family recipe with me. It quickly became a favorite with our family. Decades ago a friend from the Philipines shared his family recipe with me. It quickly became a favorite with our family.
Number of Servings: 6


    1/4 c vinegar
    1/3 c low sodium soy sauce
    1/2 c water
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    2 bay leaves
    large chunk of fresh ginger, peeled (optional)
    1-2 cloves garlic
    2 skinless chicken thighs
    2 skinless boneless chicken breasts


Easiest way to make this is in a Crock Pot: Mince ginger and garlic, then add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook on Low for 6-8 hours. If the liquid is too watery, remove the meat to a covered bowl and turn the heat up to High with the crock pot uncovered for 1/2 hour or so. Return meat to mixture and cover. Very tender and juicy! A whole breast or thigh is too much, but 1/2 is too little, so this tends to make 6 servings in our house.

Stovetop instructions: Mince garlic and ginger. Mix everything except chicken in a large pot and bring to a boil. Boil for one full minute, then add chicken. Cover pot and reduce heat to a simmer. Turn meat occasionally until meat is slightly tender. Turn up flame at this point. If there is too much liquid, remove meat and concentrate until syrupy. Return meat and continue to frequently turn it to prevent burning. Remove pot from heat when meat is very tender and sauce is thick or gone. Serve on brown or fluffy rice. Makes 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEALTHYBIZ.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This dish has long been a favorite of our family. Along with the great taste, the recipe is easy to follow. My favorite part was the suggestion to thicken the sauce. My previous recipe never mentioned it, and I never thought of it. Now the flavorful sauce sticks to the meat. - 7/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was born in Hawaii but had lots of Philipino friends. Thank you for this recipe, it brought me home again. Mahalo. - 3/22/09

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  • This recipe is amazing! I have made it at home and at the group home I work at, both places have VERY picky eaters...was a hit both places! - 11/30/11

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  • My spouse learned how to make this chicken from some Philipino family friends. It is a favorite in our house! - 6/18/11

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