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Filipino Chicken Adobo

Try my family’s secret recipe for Filipino Chicken Adobo, this popular Filipino dish has been passed down from generation to generation. Simmered in a savory sauce with soy sauce, bay leaves, and other spices low and slow, so the meat falls off the bone. 

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After much debate, I am now sharing with you, my famous Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe. My stepmom taught me this recipe when I was 16 years old. She was a very strict teacher where I wasn’t able to actually touch the food, at first, she would make me sit and watch her cook it over and over again until I felt comfortable enough to do it myself.

After about 4-5 times of watching her, I made my first attempt at preparing this dish, although I forgot a few steps it wasn’t that bad. I’ve tweaked it slightly to satisfy my flavor pallet, which I think you would really enjoy.

Chicken Adobo Overshot.1Since then I’ve perfected this recipe and am now ready to share it with you. In a traditional adobo recipe, it calls for whole peppercorns, which is basically non-crushed black pepper.

This never goes well with my kids so I altered that part of the recipe with crushed black pepper. Although if you are making this recipe for a group of adults, you should try to use the peppercorns like the traditional recipe.

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo Plated. Try my family's secret recipe for Filipino Chicken Adobo, this popular Filipino dish has been passed down from generation to generation. Simmered in a savory sauce with soy sauce, bay leaves, and other spices low and slow, so the meat falls off the bone. 

Try my family's secret recipe for Filipino Chicken Adobo, this popular Filipino dish has been passed down from generation to generation. Simmered in a savory sauce with soy sauce, bay leaves, and other spices low and slow, so the meat falls off the bone.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup of Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Crushed Black Pepper
  • 12 Cloves of Garlic
  • 5 lb’s of Cut Chicken Wings
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • Salt to season Chicken
  • Pepper to season Chicken
  • Cooking Oil

Instructions

  1. Mince 12 cloves of garlic and then set aside. In a mixing bowl combine your Soy Sauce, Vinager, Brown Sugar, Crushed Black Pepper and 4 bay leaves.
  2. Heat frying pan with cooking oil, toss in 1/3 of the minced garlic and fry for 30-45 seconds. Add in 1/2 of the chicken wings and fry (on medium heat) with salt and pepper for flavoring. Brown on each side and then set aside in a bowl or pan. Repeat this for the other half of chicken wings.
  3. Combine all of the chicken wings and then add the sauce from the mixing bowl. Bring pot to a low simmer and cook the mixture for 35-45 minutes (Stir every 5-10 minutes) . THE LONGER THE COOKING TIME THE MORE TENDER. The meat will fall off of the bones the longer you let it sit ( I love that but my kids hate it. )
  4. Serve with Jasmine rice and some fresh steamed broccoli. ENJOY!

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Finger licking good Filipino Chicken Adobo the way my Tita Jho made it. This Filipino style chickane adobo is a famous family recipe thats perfect for potlucks and dinner with the family.
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