Chicken Adobo Recipe

Chicken adobo

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out our low calorie pan-fried chicken thigh recipe served with steamed rice and greens. This is a traditional Filipino dish made with soy sauce and vinegar. The strong flavours mellow a little with cooking, leaving a deeply savoury sauce behind



  • vegetable oil for frying
  • boneless chicken thighs 4, skins removed
  • garlic 2 cloves, bruised
  • soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • sherry vinegar 3 tbsp
  • black peppercorns 8
  • bay leaf 1
  • steamed basmati rice to serve
  • cooked greens to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat a little oil in a deep non-stick frying pan. Fry the chicken until browned all over. Add the garlic, soy, vinegar, peppercorns, bay leaf and 100ml water to the pan.

  • Step 2

    Cover and simmer the chicken gently for 20 minutes, turning now and again, then take off the lid, turn up the heat and boil, turning the chicken until the sauce is reduced and glossy. Serve with steamed rice and greens.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 484
  • Fat 26.6g
  • Saturates 6g
  • Carbs 8g
  • Sugars 2.4g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 53.2g
  • Salt 2.6g