Savory Chicken Drumstick Adobo

Savory Chicken Drumstick Adobo
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I lived in the Philippines for two years. You can’t live among the Filipinos and not have adobo. That is simply unheard of and insulting to the nationals . After tasting adobo, there was no turning back. The taste is intoxicating and addictive to say the least.

Adobo is a recipe that is created to sit without refrigeration for a rather lengthy period of time. That accounts for the vinegar and other ingredients in the dish. At the onset, one would think these ingredients are rather odd, but the outcome is a blend of flavours that is incredible.

The great thing is adobo can be made with chicken or pork. I suppose one could even try it with lamb; although, I have not known many that have.


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Savory Chicken Drumstick Adobo

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 271
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Chicken adobo is made with a fantastic combination of chicken, garlic, ginger, onions, and and incredible combination of spices. 



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  1. Add some oil to a pan, place the chicken in, and fry it until brown.

  2. Put the garlic, ginger, and onion in and fry until fragrant.

  3. Pour in the soy sauce, vinegar, and water. Follow this by the sugar, bay leave, and pepper. Bring it to a boil.

  4. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes. Turn the chicken every now and then.

  5. Serve over steaming hot rice, garnish with the green onions and enjoy your chicken adobo.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2

Servings 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 207kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.01g24%
Sodium 7.34mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 0.65g1%
Protein 30g60%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

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