Filipino Chicken Adobo (Classic & Crockpot)
 
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This authentic Filipino chicken adobo is so easy to make and tastes mouthwatering! You can make it on the stove or in your slow cooker! This is the only chicken adobo recipe you'll ever need!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (or cut-up whole chicken)
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 head garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
Instructions
Marinate the chicken in adobo marinade
  1. Put the chicken, vinegar, water, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves and black pepper in a bowl and toss to combine. Marinate in refrigerator overnight (or for 20 minutes on the counter).
Brown the chicken (optional)
  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Take the chicken out of the marinade and brown the chicken in batches for 2 minutes per side.
Cook the chicken adobo (stovetop version)
  1. Put the chicken, garlic, bay leaves and adobo marinade in a deep frying pan or a pot. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to lowest simmer, cover and simmer for 40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
Cook the chicken adobo (crockpot version)
  1. Put the chicken, garlic, bay leaves and adobo marinade in a slow cooker and cook for 3 hours on High or 6 hours on Low.
Reduce the sauce (optional)
  1. After the chicken is done cooking, put the sauce on a frying pan, bring to boil and cook until reduced by half (about 5 minutes). Pour over chicken.
Recipe by Melanie Cooks at https://www.melaniecooks.com/filipino-chicken-adobo/14493/