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Succulent Chicken Adobo



  • Whole chicken or skin-on chicken thighs: 1.75 lbs (800g)
  • Soy Sauce: 1/3 cup (100ml)
  • White Vinegar: 1/3 cup (100ml)
  • Garlic Cloves: 3
  • Bay Leaves: 3
  • Whole Black Peppercorns: to taste
  • Vegetable Oil: about 1 1/4 cups (300ml)
  • Green Onions: 2
  • Sugar: 1/4 cup (50g)


  1. Clean and cut the chicken into eight pieces. Marinate it for 2 hours in the refrigerator with green onions, chili, ginger, garlic, whole peppercorns, white vinegar, soy sauce, bay leaves, sugar, and sesame oil.
  2. After marinating, drain the chicken. Sear it in a pan with a bit of sesame oil on both sides.
  3. Add the filtered marinade to the pan and cook covered for 40 minutes.
  4. Serve the chicken with its cooking sauce, fresh green onions, and sesame seeds. It pairs well with steamed rice.
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