Filipino Chicken Adobo

Here’s an easy chicken recipe that’s guaranteed to delight the taste buds. Marinated with garlic, scallions and carefully selected herbs and spices, it’s chicken as you’ve never tasted it before.

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 min + 2 hrs to marinate
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 min
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 min + 2 hrs to marinate


  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in, with skin
  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup scallion, chopped


  • If you like marinated chicken recipes, this Filipino Chicken Adobo might be the recipe for you.

    Step 1

  • In a shallow bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper and bay leaves. 

    Step 2

  • Add chicken and coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. 

    Step 3

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. 

    Step 4

  • Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with a towel. Reserve marinade. 

    Step 5

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin side down, and cook until skin has browned and fat has rendered from skin, about 10 minutes. Remove excess fat from the pan. 

    Step 6

  • Flip the chicken and add reserved marinade and chicken stock to the pan. 

    Step 7

  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. 

    Step 8

  • Serve the chicken over a bed of rice, drizzle with sauce and top with scallions.