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Plate of chicken with sauce and scallions next to a bowl of rice

Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe:

This classic traditional Filipino favorite is loved by so many! Give it a try you'll love it!
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken adobo, instant pot asian, instant pot chicken adobo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Calories 2487kcal


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 7-8 Small Chicken Thighs with skin I suggest boneless organic!
  • 4-5 bay leaves
  • 1/4 c. White vinegar
  • 4 tbs. Sugar
  • 1/3 c. Soy sauce
  • Olive oil for browning
  • 2 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. Pepper corn
  • Seasoned Salt and pepper to taste
  • Diagonally sliced scallions for garnish


  • Instant Pot Instructions:
  • On sauté mode add olive oil and minced garlic, add chicken and brown
  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients and add mixture over the chicken in the instant pot. On manual mode, cook for 13 minutes. Release valve.
  • Serve with white rice
  • Stove Top Instructions:
  • In a dutch oven, add oil and minced garlic. Add chicken and brown
  • In a bowl mix all ingredients for the sauce.
  • Pour over chicken and simmer on low until chicken is tender.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 2487kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 174g | Fat: 168g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Cholesterol: 991mg | Sodium: 5189mg | Potassium: 2346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 789IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 9mg