Crispy Chicken Adobo Recipe via @DishOurTown

Crispy Chicken Adobo Recipe

  • Author: Andrew Tolentino
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


Adobo is a Filipino National Dish. This version uses chicken, and versus stewing, we use a hybrid that replicates braising. Easy and Delicious.



  • 3 lbs of chicken parts
  • 6 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup of Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 bayleaves
  • oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Annatto Oil (optional)


  1. Dash salt and pepper on chicken parts.
  2. In a Dutch Oven or deep pan, add 1 cup of oil over high heat.
  3. When oil is hot enough, start par-frying chicken parts, skin down for 5 minutes, turn for another 2. Do not crowd pan.
  4. Pull parts and set them aside.
  5. Pour out oil, leaving enough to line the pot.
  6. Lower heat to medium, then add garlic.
  7. When garlic browns, add cup soy sauce, vinegar, bayleaves, and sugar.
  8. Add chicken parts back.
  9. Bing heat up to high and bring to a boil. When boiling, bring heat to low. Leave for 40 minutes.
  10. After 40 minutes, take parts and place them skin side up on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 375.
  11. In the meantime, bring the heat back up to high and let sauce left in pot to render and thicken. About 2 minutes.
  12. Place chicken on a nice serving plate and pie over with rendered sauce.
  13. Serve with cooked vegetables and rice.

  • Category: Braise
  • Cuisine: Asian
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