Filipino Chicken Adobo

By Whisper of Yum
  • Total Time:
    50 minutes
  • Servings:


  • 2 pound mix drumsticks and thighs
  • 1½ tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into small chunks
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup water


  1. Add oil to a hot skillet over medium-high flame. When oil gets hot, swirl the pan to cover the bottom.
  2. Add garlic, onion and ginger (optional) and sauté until fragrant and soft (2-4 mins). Add chicken and cook until browned (4-5 mins).
  3. Add soy sauce, potatoes, pepper, and bay leaves and stir until well-mixed. Add vinegar (DO NOT MIX) and cover the skillet with a lid. Wait until the contents reach a boil before stirring.
  4. Once the contents come to a boil, gently stir and add water. Cover with lid again and simmer for 20-25 mins or until the chicken and potatoes are thoroughly cooked and sauce is slightly reduced.
  5. The color should be a deep, dark brown and taste slightly tangy.

Serve with steamed rice