Exploring Moe’s Adobo Chicken Recipe: Savor the Flavors

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Adobo chicken is a classic Filipino dish that combines succulent chicken with a rich, flavorful marinade.

Whether you’re new to Filipino cuisine or a seasoned fan, Moe’s Adobo Chicken Recipe is a must-try.


This dish is all about balance—tangy, savory, and slightly sweet. Let’s dive into the details!


1.5 lbs (680 g) bone-in chicken thighs

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup vinegar (white or apple cider)

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, sliced

1 bay leaf

1 tsp whole black peppercorns

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tbsp cooking oil


Large mixing bowl

Stove or slow cooker

Skillet or frying pan


Marinate the Chicken:

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, minced garlic, sliced onion, bay leaf, black peppercorns, and brown sugar.

    Add the chicken thighs to the marinade, ensuring they are fully coated.

    Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (overnight for best results).

    Cooking Options:

      Stovetop: Heat the cooking oil in a skillet over medium heat.

      Remove the chicken from the marinade and sear both sides until browned.

      Pour in the marinade and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.

      Slow Cooker: Transfer the marinated chicken and marinade to a slow cooker.

      Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is fork-tender.

      Serve and Enjoy:

        Serve the Adobo Chicken with steamed rice, garnished with chopped green onions or cilantro.

        Drizzle some of the flavorful sauce over the chicken.

        Nutritional Facts (per serving):

        Calories: 320

        Protein: 28 g

        Fat: 20 g

        Carbohydrates: 8 g

        Fiber: 1 g

        Sodium: 1200 mg

        Health Benefits:

        Rich in Protein: Chicken thighs provide essential protein for muscle repair and growth.

        Heart-Healthy: The vinegar and garlic in the marinade may support heart health.

        Low Carb: Adobo chicken is relatively low in carbohydrates, making it suitable for various diets.


        Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs?

          Yes, but thighs are more flavorful and tender.

          Can I substitute other types of vinegar?


            Experiment with rice vinegar or balsamic vinegar.

            Is Adobo Chicken spicy?

              Not traditionally, but you can add red pepper flakes for heat.

              Can I freeze leftovers?

                Yes, store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

                What sides go well with Adobo Chicken?

                  Try garlic fried rice or sautéed greens.

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