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Chicken adobo with added iron

Chicken Adobo with Added Iron

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 TBSP oil
  • 8 pieces chicken thighs (bone in is best for flavour)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 Inch size ginger grated
  • 1 large white onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 bay leave
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Lucky Iron Fish


  • In your hot cast iron pan, add oil and chicken pieces and brown both sides (Set your heat to medium)
  • Remove chicken from pan and add garlic, ginger and onion. Pan fry for 3 minutes and add chicken back into pan
  • Add remaining ingredients into pan (Vinegar, soy sauce, bay leave and pepper)
  • Add lucky iron fish into pan and set timer for 10 minutes
  • After 10 minutes, remove the fish (Carefully with tongs since it will be very hot)
  • Let the sauce simmer with the chicken for an additional 15 minutes with a lid until the sauce thickens up
  • Remove bay leave and serve with rice


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