My Chicken Adobo

Chicken adobo is one of the popular filipino dishes.  It is also the dish I cook if I do not have too much time to prepare elaborate dishes.

My version of adobo is a tad bit healthier than the original recipe because of the ingredients I use.  I mainly use organic and gluten-free ingredients.

In the photos below, I used about 10 chicken drumsticks.



  • chicken breast, drumsticks or thighs (or can mix the 3 kinds), serves 3-4 mouths
  • about 3-4 russet potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp of onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of pepper
  • 1 Tbsp of black peppercorns (optional)
  • 5-6 pcs of dry bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp of worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup of liquid aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar


  1. In a pan, pour about 2 Tbsp of olive oil then add garlic
  2. Add the chicken and cover the pan for about 3-5 minutes
  3. Add potatoes and cover for another 3 minutes
  4. Add onion & garlic powder, pepper (and peppercorns) and bay leaves then cover
  5. Mix the liquid aminos & apple cider vinegar in a bowl and adjust to your taste then add the brown sugar
  6. Pour the liquid mixture over the chicken then cover
  7. Check it every 3 minutes and mix it around for even cooking
  8. When cooked, put it over steamed rice or quinoa
  9. Enjoy.

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