Fried Chicken Adobo

Fried Chicken Adobo

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 to 3
Author CASA Veneracion


  • 600 to 700 grams chicken drumsticks
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/4 cup cane vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig oregano
  • 4 cups cooking oil


  • Wipe the chicken drumsticks dry and place in a large resealable bag.
  • Lightly pound and peel the garlic.
  • Pour the vinegar and soy sauce into the resealable bag. Add the garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves and oregano. Seal the bag. Shake a few times to distribute the seasonings. Keep the in the fridge overnight.
  • Pour water into a steamer and boil.
  • Drain the chicken then arrange in the steamer basket(s) in a single layer.
  • Steam the chicken over briskly boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the steamer baskets and cool the steamed chicken.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan.
  • Over medium-high heat, fry the cooled steamed chicken adobo just until crisp.
  • Serve the fried chicken adobo with rice.