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Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Refrigeration Time2 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe - Inspired by the Phillipine's national dish, this garlicky, vinegary, sweet, and sour chicken adobo is so incredibly delicious and very easy to prepare! Paleo friendly.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 287


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • crushed red pepper , to taste (I use about 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • green onions , thinly sliced, for garnish
  • cooked rice , for serving


  • Combine chicken, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, light brown sugar, peppercorns, red pepper, and bay leaves in a large ziploc bag; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Pour contents of bag into a large nonstick pan or a dutch oven; set over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover with a lid, and continue to cook for 30 minutes, turning the drumsticks half-way through cooking.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil; transfer drumsticks to prepared baking sheet and broil for 4 minutes, or until chicken is browned.
  • In the meantime, increase heat to high and bring the remaining liquid in the pan to a boil.
  • Continue to cook for about 8 minutes, or until reduced to maple syrup consistency.
  • Remove chicken from broiler; transfer to a serving plate and pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Serve over cooked rice and garnish with green onions.


  • Nutritional Analysis does not include rice
  • Inspired by: Food Network
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 693mg29%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: chicken adobo, chicken drumstick recipe, chicken marinade