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Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

    A slow cooker version of the traditional Filipino chicken adobo, this easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare and results in perfectly moist, tender and flavorful chicken. 

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    You guys can’t seem to get enough slow cooker chicken recipes and guess what? Neither can I! Easy, versatile and packed with protein, there is just something so magical about transforming chicken into a healthy dinner that basically cooks itself in a slow cooker

    Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo a healthy Asian dinner recipe

    What is chicken adobo?

    It’s a traditional Filipino dish made with just a few basic pantry staples including soy sauce, vinegar, and peppercorns.

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    The dish works best with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs but you could definitely swap out for breasts. The skin and bones remove easily just before serving but keep the meat nice and tender throughout the long cook process.

    slow cooker chicken adobo a tasty fillipino dish

    Sprinkle with bright scallions and serve on top of brown rice for a satisfying, protein-packed dinner that tastes nothing like healthy food.

    Your fork is waiting.

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    Slow Cooker Filipino Chicken Adobo

    4.41 stars average
    A slow cooker version of the traditional Filipino chicken adobo, this easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare and results in tender and flavorful chicken.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 4 hrs
    TOTAL: 4 hrs 5 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Equipment

    Ingredients
     

    • 20 ounces chicken thighs (bone-in, skin-on)
    • cup soy sauce (low sodium)
    • cup white vinegar
    • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 8 black peppercorns (whole)
    • 3 bay leaves
    • rice to serve (optional)

    Instructions
     

    • Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir once to make sure chicken is evenly coated in sauce. Heat on Low for 4 hours or High for 2 hours. 
    • Remove chicken from the slow cooker and place on a platter. Drizzle with the sauce and serve with rice if you wish.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 2.3gProtein: 25.1gFat: 21.3gSaturated Fat: 6.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 107mg
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    27 Comments

    1. Dead and easy and super tasty. This will be a regular item for me. I’m thinking it might be worth browning the skin before transferring to the slow cooker.

      1. I made this, and this is sooooooooo vinegary. My mom later told me it’s supposed to be way less vinegar. Like a tablespoon. So now I’m adding more soy sauce and adding water and sugar to help…. It’s still way too vinegary…. :(

        1. Yes to all. It was funny because just after I put everything in the crock pot, I called my mom (she’s Filipino and has made this a million times), and she said it’s a few cups of water to a few tablespoons of vinegar (she doesn’t measure anything!)…and that’s when I went UH OH. Oh well. :) I’ll just adjust to my liking next time! :)

    2. I love this recipe! Have made it several times and it is quick and easy to prepare for a large group. I use boneless, skinless thighs. My son is from the Philippines and he loves it too.

      1. I usually peel and chop some potatoes and carrots and cook them along with the chicken. They absorb the flavors nicely and make for a filling, satisfying meal.

    3. Wow! Thank you for featuring a Filipino dish! I love how you got the ingredients right. There are several ways or “styles” of cooking it but it’s always soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves. So glad you didn’t change it or did your own take on it :-))) Love your blog by the way!

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