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One-Pan Chicken Adobo

Experience the bold flavors of the Philippines with this One-Pan Chicken Adobo recipe that's sure to impress! This savory, tangy, and slightly sweet dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

96% would make again
One-Pan Chicken Adobo


for 4 servings

  • 2 lb chicken (910 g)
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 garlics, crushed
  • 1 cup water (240 mL)
  • ¼ cup cooking oil (60 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • whole peppercorn

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 513
  • Fat 21g
  • Carbs 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 71g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a container or a plastic food bag, combine soy sauce and garlic then marinade the chicken for 30 minutes.
  2. Place a medium pan on medium heat and add oil, once the oil is hot put the marinated chicken and brown (about five minutes).
  3. Pour in the remaining marinade and add water, then bring to a boil.
  4. Add the dried bay leaves and whole peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  5. Add the vinegar, stir and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  6. Add the sugar, salt, and stir. Then remove from heat.
  7. Enjoy!
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One-Pan Chicken Adobo