Lolah's Chicken Adobo Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lolah's Chicken Adobo Recipe
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Lolah's Chicken Adobo

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"My Filipino Mom taught me how to make this traditional dish following the recipe her mother taught her. And though I've made a couple of changes, I guarantee they're Mom-approved. 'Lolah' is 'Grandma' in the Philippines, in case you were wondering. Serve over steamed rice."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat until oil is shimmering. Cook garlic in oil for no more than 30 seconds. Add all of the chicken to the pot; cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is white all over. Do not brown.
  2. Pour in soy sauce, vinegar, and water, and add the pickling spice. Make sure the spice ball is submerged. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and place lid on pot so that some steam can escape. Simmer for 1 hour, or until chicken is very tender.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2010

I added bay leaves to my adobo. The vinegary taste is part of the dish. Filipinos also mix pork and chicken together. Thanks for the recipe. Lola would be proud.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 09, 2011

Sorry, but even using a low salt soy sauce, I found this way to salty. The soy saltiness was so overpowering I couldn't even taste the other spices.

 

30 Ratings

Sep 09, 2008

Very tasty! This recipe is excellent for the pork version, too.

 
Dec 09, 2008

I knew when i looked over the recipe that i would like this one and i was right. It was really good! It was the first time i used pickling seasoning. I thought it gave it a good flavor. I did however end up adding a lil bit of brown sugar towards the end to take the vinegar-y taste down a notch. I will definitely make this version again.

 
Oct 19, 2011

My husband is Filipino and I have grown to love Filipino food over the years. I was looking for a good recipe that I could use that was similar to the way his Mom makes it. This is it! The only thing I did different was not add the pickling spice (I did not have any), instead added a few bay leaves. Served over Jasmine rice - Delish! Thank you for sharing.

 
Mar 22, 2011

Great adobo recipe, For those who find ita bit or too salty, that's what the rice is for..

 
Jul 16, 2012

So yummy and easy! My five year old loves it too! The only thing I did different was instead of pickling spice (did not have any) I used bay leaf, a dash of cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper.

 
Jan 24, 2011

Delicious recipe! Just right for my adobo craving tonight. I added a little more water at the end to keep the sauce from completely evaporating, and added a little Splenda for sweetness. We had no leftovers at our house -- the three-year--old grandson ate three helpings with rice!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 34.6 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 1050 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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