My First Chicken Adobo


Please meet my recent dream dish. Filipino chicken adobo.


One day my son sent me a couple of pictures that caused me to feel sudden desire to cook. Although I have some Filipino friends, they never mentioned this dish. So I assumed that chicken adobo is one of those so so food. But how could I resist after seeing naked bones on his plate? Out of curiosity, I cooked and tried once, and I ended up making it four times in a row. And I still love it. It’s easy, simple, and delicious. Cooking method is healthy too. So, what’s not to like?


Hope you enjoy it!

Note : I used chicken drumsticks instead of chicken wings.

Chicken Adobo


7-8 pieces chicken drumsticks
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons white vinegar
5 garlic cloves
2 slices ginger
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 basil leaves
Green onion, chopped


  • Place chicken drumsticks on a pan or a pot.
  • Add all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Marinate at least one hour, preferably over night.
  • Cover the lid and start cooking at high heat then reduce to medium low heat for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally to coat the sauce evenly.
  • Chop green onion and sprinkle on top.
  • Season with salt if you need.
  • Serve hot over cooked white or brown rice.

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