Filipino Chicken Adobo
By :Amy Jacky
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10 minutes to prep this Filipino signature pressure cooker chicken adobo. A burst of sweet, savory, and sour flavors wrapped with a kick of spice
Votes: 10
Rating: 4.7
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Low Carb, Paleo
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Garlic, Soy Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken drumsticks or two pounds of chicken
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • green onions chopped for garnish
Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Filipino soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Filipino vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 10 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn ground
  • 1 red chili dried
  • 4 bay leaves dried
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water, optional
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Low Carb, Paleo
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Garlic, Soy Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken drumsticks or two pounds of chicken
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • green onions chopped for garnish
Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Filipino soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Filipino vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 10 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn ground
  • 1 red chili dried
  • 4 bay leaves dried
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water, optional
Votes: 10
Rating: 4.7
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Instructions
  1. Combine Filipino soy sauce, light soy sauce, Filipino vinegar, fish sauce and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Press the Sauté function on the Instant Pot. Add oil to the pot and brown the chicken for 1 to 2 minutes with the skin side down first. Then, remove the chicken from the pot.
  3. Sauté garlic and onion in the pot until fragrant and golden in color. Then, add ground black peppercorn, red chili, and bay leaves to the pot and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the Sauce mixture and deglaze the pot.
  5. Cook at high pressure for 9 minutes, then natural release.
  6. Optional: remove the chicken from the pot. Simmer the sauce using the Sauté function and add cornstarch mixture until the sauce is reduced.
  7. Optional: Brown the chicken underneath a broiler with the skin side up for 5 minutes.
  8. Place the chicken on serving plate, pour in the Sauce mixture, add chopped green onions for garnish.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

3 replies
  1. Mistelle
    Mistelle says:

    The step to add the chicken to pressure cook for 9 minutes is vague. I assumed I would be adding the chicken and not pressure cooking the sauce. Other than that, excellent!

  2. TravisReitz
    TravisReitz says:

    I have had chicken adobo several times. This was a little different but still delicious. My wife and kids loved it too. It was so easy to cook too! We will make it again.

  3. EdwardsFamily2008
    EdwardsFamily2008 says:

    I tried it with the skin on and it was awful. I gave the recipe another shot with the skin off and it was amazing!!!

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