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Easy Chicken Adobo

Easy Chicken Adobo

  • Author: Lesya
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Filipino



  • 10 drumsticks
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 chilies
  • 1 tbsp ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Tamari Sauce (or any gluten free soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns 
  • 1 tbsp sweetener or Sukrin (brown sugar alternative)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • scallions for garnish


  1. Place the chicken, garlic, chilies, ginger, rice vinegar, tamari sauce, peppercorns, bay leaves and sweetener in a large zip lock bag. 
  2. Toss the chicken in the marinade and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour. (overnight is ideal) 
  3. Heat avocado oil in a large dutch oven. Add in the chicken (leave marinade in the bag for now) and cook for 3 minutes per side or until skin gets crispy.
  4. Add in the marinade with 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. 
  5. Cover and cook for 25 minutes or until sauce thickens a bit.
  6. Garnish with fresh scallions. Serve with cauliflower rice. 


  • Serving Size: 2 Drumsticks
  • Calories: 292
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 32g

Keywords: chicken adobo


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