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Easy Filipino Adobo Chicken - Chicken in a sweet and spicy glossy sticky sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar and brown sugar. #chicken #adobochicken #filipino
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Easy Filipino Adobo Chicken

Easy Filipino Adobo Chicken - Chicken in a sweet and spicy glossy sticky sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar and brown sugar. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine filipino
Keyword Instant Pot Adobo chicken
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ Cup Onions - Sliced
  • 5 Chicken Drumsticks
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar/Palm Sugar or Jaggery For Paleo- date syrup or coconut Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce Tamari for gluten free & Coconut Aminos for paleo
  • ¼ Cup Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • Green Onions for garnish

Instructions

Stove Top Method

  • Mix together the Sugar, Soy sauce, Vinegar, Ginger, Garlic and pepper.Check and add salt if needed
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken.Marinate for 1 -3 hours.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and place the chicken(without the marinade) one by one.Reserve marinade.
  • Brown from all sides.Remove chicken once caramelised from all sides.
  • To the pan add onions and sauce till they start turning golden brown.
  • Add red chillies and the marinade.Place the chicken back and cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the sauce.
  • Reduce the sauce for another 10-15 minutes making it thick.Toss the chicken in the sticky sauce.
  • Garnish with green onions and serve hot.

Instant Pot Method

  • Choose the Sauté setting on HIGH(press it till the red light is under high), once it's hot, add the oil and onions. Saute them for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cancel the Saute. Add the bay leaf,Soy sauce, pepper, vinegar, ginger, garlic and ¼ cup of water.Mix it up and place the chicken on top.
  • Sprinkle the sugar on top.Do not mix.
  • Pressure cook on SEALING for 8 minutes.(increase the time to 10 minutes for very big drumsticks).Quick Release and open the instant pot.
  • You can garnish the chicken and serve as it is or if you want to thicken the sauce, follow the next step.
  • Remove the chicken and switch to Saute on HIGH and reduce the sauce for 10-12 minutes till its thick.
  • Pour the reduced sauce over the chicken, garnish with green onions and red chilli, serve hot.