Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo INGREDIENT Chicken Adobo European Print This
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts: – calories – fat


8 chicken drumsticks

¾ cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup light soy sauce

3 Tbsp brown sugar

¼ tsp ground black pepper

1 Tbsp finely grated ginger

6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 brown onion, halved and sliced

1 long red chilli, finely sliced

4 bay leaves

¼ cup sliced spring onion

sea salt


Whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, ginger and half the chopped garlic. Place the chicken in a large bowl and pour over the vinegar mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and set aside in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, heavy-based pan over high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and cook in batches (about 3-4 minutes each side) until golden brown. Reserve the marinade for later. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.

Place the pan back on medium-high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until the onions have coloured and are soft. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for another minute. Add the chicken pieces, reserved marinade, bay leaves and ¼ cup water. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a large bowl or platter. Place sauce over medium-high heat and simmer for 15 minutes to thicken slightly. Pour sauce over chicken pieces and scatter over the spring onion.

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