Author: Canadian Living

There are many, many ways to make chicken adobo. I know because I've tried many recipes. I've settled on this one as my favourite.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Frances Cabahug


  • 4 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups water


In a large pot, mix soy sauce, water, vinegar, honey, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns. Bring the mixture to a boil, and place the chicken into the pot. Reduce heat, cover, and cook 35 to 40 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside. Discard bay leaves.

Return the mixture to a boil, and cook until reduced to about 1-1/2 cups. You can then grill the chicken or fry it, about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and crisp. Serve with the remaining soy sauce mixture.
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Chicken Adobo