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Marinated Chicken (Adobong Manok)

A heart healthy spin on a favorite Filipino dish, slowly simmered and richly flavored

Recipe Source: Healthy Heart, Healthy Family Manual for the Filipino Community
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 4 servings ½ C


1 tsp olive oil

2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed

2 medium onions, chopped

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 Tbsp lite soy sauce

¼ C vinegar

1 tsp paprika

2 Tbsp ground black pepper

1 bay leaf, broken in half

1 medium red tomato (optional)

calories 190
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 330 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrates 10 g
Potassium 370 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Combine olive oil, garlic, and chopped onion in a frying pan. Add chicken, and sauté together until chicken has browned.

  • 2
    Add soy sauce, vinegar, paprika, black pepper, and bay leaf, and stir to mix.

  • 3
    Bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is done.

  • 4
    Remove the chicken, and save the liquid in the pan. Arrange the chicken on a broiler pan. Broil until the chicken has nicely browned. Remove from the broiler, and place chicken in a serving bowl.

  • 5
    Boil the sauce in the uncovered pan until its volume is reduced to about half and the sauce is thick.

  • 6
    Pour the thickened sauce over the broiled adobo (chicken), and garnish with red tomato wedges, if desired.

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