Cook Authentic Filipino Chicken Adobo

Edited by mahalia jovita b. bugasto, Rebecca M., Robbi, Eng and 3 others

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Filipinos are not only known for being good boxers, athletes, actors etc. They are also famous for their ingenuity and imagination. The innate nature of experimenting on what is abundant like livestock and tubers to make ends meet is very admirable. Those are just some of the things Filipinos are proud of. One more thing to be proud of is that a Filipino has created a very delicious dish that will make people around the world sit up and take note. This dish is called "Chicken Adobo".

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When I hear the words Chicken Adobo my mouth starts to water. The thought of the dish brings with it a craving for something that is both salty and sweet at the same time. Tender chicken meat submerged in soy sauce with marble potatoes that are just right and so juicy.

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Chicken Adobo is very popular in the Philippines and as well as in other places. People all over the world can have a taste of this Filipino native delicacy. Let me share with you how we can replicate this delicious concoction in the comfort of our own homes all over the world.

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  • 1kg. (about 2 lbs.) of chicken meat (whichever part you would like)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1whole medium onion, sliced
  • 3/4 kg. (about 1 1/2 lbs.) marble potatoes, peeled and washed
  • 2/3 cup water (150 ml.)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (regular)(125 ml.)
  • 1tbsp. vinegar (regular)(15 ml.)
  • 1tsp. whole pepper
  • 2 to 3 pieces laurel leaves


  1. 1
    Slice the chicken meat to serve 1 person generously
    Wash it and strain the chicken, set aside.
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  2. 2
    Sauté the garlic until it is golden brown
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  3. 3
    Add the onions, stir until onions are translucent
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  4. 4
    Add the chicken meat to the garlic and onions.
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  5. 5
    Constantly stir the chicken for about 3 minutes until you see that the color of the chicken turns from pink to brown.
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  6. 6
    Add the soy sauce and cook until meat absorbs the soy sauce, stir constantly.
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  7. 7
    Add the marble potatoes and water, stir and bring to a boil.
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  8. 8
    Then put in the vinegar
    Note: Do not stir. Wait for it to boil before stirring. If you stir the mixture the vinegar won't be cooked well and it will have a nasty effect on the total taste factor.
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  9. 9
    Using a fork prick the marble potatoes to see if they are done (you can easily pierce them)
    If they are add the whole peppers and the laurel leaves then bring to a boil
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  10. 10
    Taste and add more salt if necessary.
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Categories : Ethnic Foods

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