How to make Filipino "Chicken Adobo" by using Japanese ingredients.


Hi everyone. I’m Jinta from Japan.

This time, I will try Filipino cuisine by using Japanese ingredients. The name of the dish is “Chicken Adobo”. I’m taking online English lessons. And whenever we talk about food and cooking, Filipino teachers recommend me “adobo”, which I’m going to introduce here in this article.


“Adobo” is a Tagalog word meaning marinade and is said to have originated in Spanish cuisine (Adobato). “Adobo” is a typical Filipino home cooking. Since many teachers have said that “adobo” is delicious, So I am sure its taste. I’m looking forward to cooking it!


I use Native Camp for my online English lessons, and I am satisfied with the style that I can take as many lessons as I want at anytime. And my son enjoys it too.

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If you choose free talk materials, you can talk about any topic you want. For example, in this case, I was able to learn about Filipino food in English, and it was really fun.


This time, I’m going to try “Chicken Adobo”, which was taught by a certain male Flipino teacher. He is very knowledgeable about cooking and we had a great conversation. Of course, it is my own way of using Jananese ingredients like chicken wings, cabbage, etc., but I will try to make it according to the method taught by him as much as possible. And it turned out delicious in fact, so I’ll introduce the recipe.


Let’s get started!

How to make "adobo", a dish that my Filipino teacher taught me.



How to make “Chicken Adobo”

Ingredients (4 servings)


  • 700g chicken meat (bone-in chicken wings)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ☆4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ☆3 tablespoons vinegar
  • ☆1 tablespoon sugar
  • ☆1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooked rice

When simmering, use water to adjust the amount of cooking water. As an aside, my English teacher said it would taste even better if we used soda instead of water.

How to make

  1. Marinate chicken in ☆seasoning for 1 hour.

  2. Boil eggs

  3. Saute sliced onions and garlic in oil.

  4. Brown the chicken on both sides in a frying pan.

  5. Add onions, boiled eggs, and bay leaves to the frying pan, and add enough water to submerge the chicken about 70%.

  6. Cover with a lid and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

  7. Open the lid and reduce the liquid to the desired thickness.

Photos and Description

Let’s begin. Marinate the chicken in the ☆ soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and black pepper. A cooking bag is handy.


Soak the whole thing, turning it around from time to time like this. This time I soaked it for an hour, but I think 30 minutes is enough.


Make boiled eggs.


Did you know that eggshells are easier to peel when they are quenched in ice water?


Boiled eggs are ready. I sliced the onion and garlic.


Saute onions and garlic first in oil.


Once lightly browned, remove to a plate.


Grill the chicken on both sides after lightly draining the juices.


Put the onions and garlic back in, and pour in the boiled eggs and ☆ pickling sauce.


There is not enough water to cook the chicken, so add enough water to submerge the chicken about 70%.


Laurier is also on.


Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. If you change the top and bottom of the boiled egg during the process, the color will be more even.


Half an hour has passed. Haha, that’s good.


Remove the bay leaves and reduce the broth to the desired thickness, after leaving the lid open.


Now it’s time to prepare the dish. If you wrap a piece of plastic wrap around the knife, the cross section of the boiled egg will be bright and beautiful. Please try it.

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Okay, let’s serve it up! I like to cook the rice hard. I’ll try using shredded cabbage.


The Filipino dish “Chicken Adobo” is ready.

How to make "adobo", a dish that my Filipino teacher taught me.

I’ll take it. いただきます。


Japanese seasoning, but very ethnic. Refreshingly delicious with vinegar!

Thank you very much, Filipino teacher, for teaching me such a delicious dish. 

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In this article, I introduced how to make “Chicken Adobo”, a typical Filipino home cooking. I think pork belly would be an another good choice of meat. The taste is very familiar to Japanese people, and my sons ate it with gusto. This is highly recommended. Please give it a try!


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