Filipino Chicken Adobo
10 minutes to prep this Filipino signature pressure cooker chicken adobo. A burst of sweet, savory, and sour flavors wrapped with a kick of spice
Servings Prep Time
2-4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2-4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 6 chicken drumsticksor two pounds of chicken
  • 1tablespoon oil
  • green onionschopped for garnish
  • 1/4cup Filipino soy sauce
  • 1/2cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4cup Filipino vinegar
  • 1tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1tablespoon sugar
  • 10cloves garliccrushed
  • 1small onionminced
  • 1teaspoon black peppercornground
  • 1 red chilidried
  • 4 bay leavesdried
  • 1teaspoon cornstarchmixed with 1 tablespoon water, optional
  1. Combine Filipino soy sauce, light soy sauce, Filipino vinegar, fish sauce and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Press the Sauté function on the Instant Pot. Add oil to the pot and brown the chicken for 1 to 2 minutes with the skin side down first. Then, remove the chicken from the pot.
  3. Sauté garlic and onion in the pot until fragrant and golden in color. Then, add ground black peppercorn, red chili, and bay leaves to the pot and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the Sauce mixture and deglaze the pot.
  5. Cook at high pressure for 9 minutes, then natural release.
  6. Optional: remove the chicken from the pot. Simmer the sauce using the Sauté function and add cornstarch mixture until the sauce is reduced.
  7. Optional: Brown the chicken underneath a broiler with the skin side up for 5 minutes.
  8. Place the chicken on serving plate, pour in the Sauce mixture, add chopped green onions for garnish.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
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