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Loved the recipe! It came out delicious. I added the juice of one lime to the sauce in the instapot.
very good, my family really enjoyed it .
When I made this on the stove top, I marinate the chicken in the sauce for a few hours in a ziploc bag in the fridge. When the bird is done cooking (let it come to room temp before braising), I run it under the broiler for a minute in a cast iron skillet to crisp it up.
BE CAREFUL and use TWO DISH TOWELS to get the skillet out of the broiler. Otherwise you’ll burn your hand and – worse – risk dropping that lovely chicken onto the floor.
my aunt is from the guam and she does hers different she uses soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, worchester sauce, I like it this way better and to give it a twist she will use ketchup if she wants to make it a bbq style great with pork chops as well or steak
I didn’t know they made adobo in Guam! Sounds very different from Filipino adobo. Thousands of adobo variations in the world. Thank you for sharing!
Traditionally, how we filipinos make it, you don’t put sugar in adobo. Real adobo needs to be tangy and not sweet. When you add sugar it becomes the dish called Haba-Haba. So technically, this is not a true flipino adobo.
Instead of the sugar, you should try adding oyster sauce. This is just another version of adobo.
Nevertheless, the technique of cooking them in one pot is genius.
Is it ok to marinate this overnight first?
There’s no added benefit to marinating Filipino chicken adobo–I love this stuff and have made many versions, but have never seen it marinated beforehand. It’s plenty flavorful with no marinating. You could, however, mix the sauce ingredients up in a jar the day before to as a make-ahead for convenience.
Everyone in the Philippines marinates their adobo, i can tell because I’m I’m Filipino.. the recipe is pretty bland.. for a Filipino like me that is. If u want a really nice tasting one try https://www.skinnytaste.com/filipino-adobo-chicken/ also this recipe does not result in a dark color like in the picture bc there was no marinating involved. I can also translate this comment in tagalog to show I’m not bluffing about my ethnicity lol
The introductory note says to double the soy sauce and vinegar if you are using a larger Instant Pot (we have an 8 qt). I did just that, not thinking about the repercussions (at the end of a long day!). You have to double the sugar too to keep the ratio right. ;)
It didn’t turn out “bad” but it was definitely too salty. I will try it again and tweak it!
Hi, Kimberly! I’m Summer, an editor her at Simply Recipes. Thanks so much for your comment. I agree that would leave an unbalanced sauce. I adjusted the recipe note to include doubling the sugar as well. I hope your day feels shorter tomorrow!
Will the cooking instructions vary if I don’t cook the rice with the chicken? I don’t own that small of a stainless steel bowl and don’t want to buy one just for the recipe. :) Would love to make the instant pot adobo though, looks amazing!
Hi, Amanda! It’s totally fine to cook the rice separately, and the pressure cooker instructions are the same. Enjoy!
Very good, i just added 1 tbsp of chilli flakes. Defo will make again.
Wow this was good! And seriously 2-3 minute prep! I couldn’t believe how tender it was. For all those talking about doing it on the stove in the same time – – maybe so but it won’t be fall off the bone delicious and moist.
Made this last night. Followed recipe exactly. Not new to pressure cooking but this was the first time I did rice like this in the pot with the rest of the dish and it turned out perfectly. This is my new go to quick weeknight chicken dish. Delicious!!
Everyone should own a pressure cooker. Makes cooking so much faster.
Can this be made in a. Dutch oven on the stovetop or baked in the oven? I would cook the ric separately.
Hi, Melinda! Yup, the stove-top instructions are in the headnotes to the recipe. Enjoy!
Sounds delicious and you just answered my question as to whether I want to invest in and store a pressure cooker. No, I can cook it in the same time in a pot and I already have a rice cooker.
I have tried other recipes – now I will try this one. I will have to cook with 2 ordinary pans (chicken and rice separately) as I do not own a pressure cooker. It will just take longer but that’s ok.