Filipino Chicken Adobo
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A classic Filipino dish made from bone-in chicken pieces simmered in vinegar, water, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, peppercorns and bay leaves.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 lbs chicken leg quarters, cut into serving pieces
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 large dry bay leaf
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3-4 cups water (or enough just to cover)
  1. Separate garlic cloves and smash each one with the flat side of a knife. Peel and set aside.
  2. Arrange chicken pieces into the pot and add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Turn on stove on high, cover the pot, and bring to a boil.
  4. Once it's boiling, remove cover and adjust heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 1½ hours until sauce has reduced and thickened.
  5. Serve immediately with white boiled rice.
Recipe by Russian Filipino Kitchen at