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Adobong Manok ( Chicken Adobo )


  • 1 Kilo Whole chicken (cut into parts) or choice cuts of breasts, thighs or wings.
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 head garlic (firmly chopped) portioned into two
  • 3 pcs. laurel (bay leaves)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorn
  • 3 tablespoons oil


  1. In a deep skillet, brown chicken in oil.
  2. Add vinegar, soy sauce, first portion of garlic, laurel, peppercorn and water.
  3. Bring to a boil, lower the fire and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  4. When it gets too dry just add 1/2 cup of water.
  5. Cover and let simmer until chicken becomes tender.
  6. In a deep pan, cook remaining garlic until it becomes soft golden-brown.
  7. Add the chicken and cook until lightly crispy and pour the rest of the adobo sauce.
  8. Serve hot.

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