Filipino Adobo Chicken

Filipino Adobo Chicken – Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. This easy, savory chicken dish has become a staple in my home. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.

 

Filipino Adobo Chicken – Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. This easy, savory chicken dish has become a staple in my home. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.Filipino Adobo Chicken

Not only is it so easy to make, but because it’s incredibly flavorful and my kids love it! More of my favorite, easy to make chicken dishes are Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and LeeksChicken Thighs with Shallots in Red Wine Vinegar (Poulet Au Vinaigre), and One Pan Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Broccoli.

Filipino Adobo Chicken – Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. This easy, savory chicken dish has become a staple in my home. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.

I first shared this recipe back in 2010, but I thought the photos needed some updating as you can see the image below.

Filipino Adobo Chicken – Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. This easy, savory chicken dish has become a staple in my home. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.

My friend Liren of Kitchen Confidante was so gracious to share her family recipe with me, which I slightly modified to reduce the fat. We serve this over basmati rice which makes it a complete meal. It’s recommended marinating this overnight but if you’re pressed for time, it’s still delicious if you don’t. I prefer dark meat when making chicken stew; legs and thighs both work well.

Filipino Adobo Chicken – Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. This easy, savory chicken dish has become a staple in my home. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.
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Filipino Adobo Chicken

5
Freestyle Points
175
Calories
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
Filipino Adobo Chicken – Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. This easy, savory chicken dish has become a staple in my home. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless chicken drumsticks, on the bone
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce, use gluten-free soy sauce for GF and coconut aminos for Paleo
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small head of garlic, crushed
  • 6 ground peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Marinate chicken in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, jalapeño and pepper, for at least an hour (overnight is ideal).
  • Put chicken, 1/2 cup water, bay leaves and marinade into a deep nonstick skillet and cook on medium-low heat. Cover and cook until the meat is tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and cook an additional 15 minutes, until the sauce reduces.
  • Discard bay leaves and serve over rice if you wish.

Nutrition

Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 820mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 4

Filipino Adobo Chicken – Chicken braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic. This easy, savory chicken dish has become a staple in my home. As this simmers, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating sweet and sour aroma that will leave you anxious to eat.