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Chicken Adobo – Filipino Recipe (Adobong Manok)

2012/03/11 by Varga László

Ingredients (4-6 persons):

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2-3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 10-15 crushed peppercorns


Preparation method:

  1. Skin and cut up the chicken in small pieces. The skin and the more bonier parts use to make some stock or soup. (I used mines to make the next recipe i will publish – Liver dumplings soup.)
  2. Heat some oil in a large pan, throw in the garlic  and brown lightly the chicken pieces on both sides.
  3. Add the coconut milk, cover and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. 
  4. Add the the bay leaves, chili, vinegar, soy sauce and peppercorns, stir them well, cover and simmer for another 10 minutes. 
  5. Take off the cover of the pan and let the sauce thicken to the desired consistency.


  1. mcallen says:

    Excellent post! Keep up the good work!

  2. I’ve tasted Filipino adobo and it’s great! I love the taste and the texture of the chicken especially if marinated in adobo seasoning for the whole night! If cooked using free-range chicken, and the flavor will definitely be superb.

  3. Billy Warner says:

    Wow! I’m always looking for interesting ways to use a whole chicken. I get tired of simply making it in the oven, so I’m definitely going to try this. It reminds me a bit of Malaysian style Curry with chicken I’ve tried before, but I’m sure this will have a different flavor. Just the pictures alone have me drooling already!

  4. Mike Ayers says:

    Great job, excellent presentation!
    Figured out potstickers last weekend… Looking for a good Lumpia recipee…

  5. David Head says:

    oooo, this looks absolutely delicious!! I’m going to be trying this out this Sunday for the family dinner.

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