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Authentic Filipino Chicken Adobo

Easy delicious braised chicken thighs
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


  • Saute pan or medium sized pot


  • 8 ea Chicken Thighs
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Cane Vinegar or Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Water or more to cover the chicken half way
  • 1 tbsp Whole peppercorns
  • 6 ea Dried bay leaves


  • Sear the chicken over medium heat. It should be golden brown with all of the fat rendered out. Around 6 minutes or longer depending on the strength of your stove.
  • Flip the chicken so the skin side is up. Add all remaining ingredients soy sauce, vinegar, water, bay leaf, garlic, and peppercorns.
  • Bring liquid to a boil and reduce the heat to a slow simmer. Cook with a slightly cracked lid or with a vented piece of parchment paper for 30 to 45 minutes or until the chicken thigh is very tender.
  • Finally, remove the lid and reduce the sauce until it becomes thicker while spooning it over the chicken thighs to coat them. Finish them in the oven on the broil setting by broiling on high for 1-2 minutes until the skin is crisp.
  • Enjoy and serve with rice.
Keyword Adobo, Chicken Adobo, Chicken Thighs, Filipino