adobo chicken filipino recipe
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Filipino-Style Adobo Chicken

Adobo chicken is marinated mainly in vinegar and soy sauce, so it has a delicious salty-sour flavor. I added some ginger and Thai chilis to my marinade to spice things up a bit!
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobo, Chicken, filipino


  • 8 chicken legs you can use whatever part of the chicken you would like, I enjoy using the legs
  • 2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 c soy sauce
  • 1 c canola or safflower oil
  • 6 cloves garlic rough chopped
  • 2- inch piece fresh ginger peeled and rough chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 10 Thai chilis
  • 1 T black pepper
  • 1 T cornstarch


  • Combine all ingredients, except corn starch, in a bowl to marinate.
  • Marinate for 1 day, flipping chicken periodically.
  • To cook, preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and brush off any large pieces of garlic or ginger.
  • Heat 2 T oil in large sauté pan on high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides.
  • Transfer chicken to the oven and cook until internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • While chicken is cooking, strain 1 c of the marinade and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Combine 1 T cornstarch with 1T water and add to the marinade.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  • When chicken is cooked fully, toss with the glaze before serving.