Unless you're a vegetarian, I'd wager one of your weekly purchases at the grocery is chicken. I always pick up a pack of skinless boneless breasts, but week after week of the same ho hum preparation, while comfortable, can be a bit boring. Using just a few ingredients I already had on hand, I started adding this adobo preparation to my chicken repertoire and it was an instant hit.

There are numerous styles of adobo marinades from around the world, but this process follows a more traditional Filipino recipe which involves stewing the chicken thighs in vinegar. Soy sauce and a few spices add a ton of flavor and help create a delicious, tender meat.

On those days when you're looking for a bit more zip and zing at dinner time using just a handful of ingredients from your pantry, try this Adobo Chicken over steamed rice for happy faces all around!


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Adobo Chicken (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 40 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1.5-2 pounds chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Small Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Dried bay leaves


1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl or Ziploc bag (for easier cleanup) and marinate chicken for 1 hour to overnight.
2. Place all the ingredients in a medium size pot, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Uncover, raise the heat to medium high and allow the sauce to reduce for about 10 minutes.
4. Shred chicken thighs or serve whole over rice.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.