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chicken adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo With Sriracha

This is one of the most amazing Filipino dished and is quite a popular dish in the Philippines. Adobo is very easy to make with very simple ingredients which make it so affordable. Yet, it has a very flavourful taste. The chicken is so tender and the ingredients are adjusted to suit the American taste.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filpino
Servings 5 people


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs bone in and with skin can be in combination with wings and drumstick
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 3 to 4 pcs. dried bay leaves
  • 5 to 6 pcs pressed garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 pcs dried chili optional


  • Place the soy sauce, water, vinegar, oyster sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, bay leaves and black peppercorn in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup and set aside.
  • Heat an oil in a pan and add the garlic and sitr fry for 1 minute then remove and set aside.
  • Fry the chicken until golden brown about 1 to 2 minutes per side and then pour in the mixture, garlic and dried chili into the pan with the chicken. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce to medium heat and simmer for 35 to 50 minutes until the chicken is cook. Stir the chicken ocassionally.
  • Remove the chicken and put on serving dish and continue to cook the sauce until its thicken.
  • Pour the sauce into the chicken and garnish with sesame seeds or sliced scallions and serve with steamed rice.


The Filipino Adobo dish is cooked in many different ways. I personally added water and reduce the amount of soy sauce which will reduce the saltiness of the dish. However, I add other ingredients such as oyster sauce, sriracha, dried chili and sugar to achieve a sweet and savory flavor with just hint of tang and spice.
Keyword Simple, Easy and Yummy