Filipino Style Chicken Adobo

Filipino style chicken adobo with bold, authentic flavors is easy to make with simple ingredients and seasonings. 

Filipino Style Chicken Adobo |

Love chicken adobo? Never tried it? Either way, this recipe is about to blow your mind and up your weeknight dinner game.

Filipino Style Chicken Adobo |

I grew up on cream of chicken casseroles and gravy roast but somewhere between being introduced to Indian samosas and sushi in my teenage years I fell in love with all sorts of flavors and I love them all. Filipino style chicken adobo is packed with SO much amazing flavor.

Filipino Style Chicken Adobo |

My version is really easy to make with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and if you don’t, you can get them at any grocery store. I swapped out whole Thai chiles for sriracha chili sauce because it’s a lot easier to find and adds a lot of the same flavor and kick to the sauce for this chicken. You’re going to love this incredibly easy and tasty Filipino dish!

Filipino Style Chicken Adobo |

Filipino Style Chicken Adobo

Filipino style chicken adobo with bold, authentic flavors is easy to make with simple ingredients and seasonings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword adobo, Filipino, Philippines
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • optional: 3 bay leaves
  • sliced green onions and steamed rice for serving


  • Place chicken in a large ziplock bag. Add garlic, sriracha sauce, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, pepper, brown sugar and (optional) bay leaves to the bag, seal, and slosh around to combine ingredients. Chill for 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Drizzle oil into a medium-large skillet. Add chicken and marinade to the pan and cook chicken for 5-8 minutes, then turn over and cook another 5-8 minutes until chicken is cooked though.
  • Serve chicken and sauce over rice and garnish with sliced green onions.


Prep time does not include marinating time. 


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We really loved the flavor of this, but it was frustrating following your directions. When I added the chicken and all of the marinade to my 12″ skillet, there was enough marinade to boil the chicken rather than cook like I was expecting. Even after 8 minutes per side of boiling in the marinade, the centers were still pink ( maybe too big pieces of chicken). I removed about 2/3 of the marinade and cooked them for even longer until they weren’t pink. All while frantically trying to find this page to see what I did wrong, but even your narrative didn’t explain.

Not sure what happened to my first comment a few weeks ago, but here goes again.

My wife and I really loved the flavor of this dish. However, the amount of marinade totally covered the chicken when I put it in my 12″ skillet, looking nothing like the pictures you’ve presented. After the full time, my chicken was still pink inside, maybe because I used bigger pieces (yet no description of amount in the recipe). After removing more than half the marinade, I cooked the chicken for about 5 more minutes each side, and it seemed to work.

I’m just saying, the recipe directions could be cleaned up a little bit. It was a wonderful dish though.

What pan is in the photo with the chicken in I’m looking for another I have all clad try ply stainless but want to explore other brands thanks

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