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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo is savory and tart with a hint of sweet.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, meal prep
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Matt Freund


  • 3 Boneless Chicken Thighs (Fresh or Frozen
  • 1 Half an Onion Sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 5 Tbsp Low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro set aside for garnish
  • 1 tbsp chopped scallions set aside for garnish
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Salt and Pepper the chicken Put chicken in Instant Pot. I used FROZEN chicken for this recipe but you can use fresh chicken and the cook time is the same. Top chicken with the sliced onion. Mix together in a bowl soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, chili flakes garlic and chicken broth (I use the chicken base) and water. Add all the liquid to the Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn valve to SEAL. Press Poultry button and set time to 11 Minutes. When cooking is completed release pressure of Instant Pot by opening the valve. Remove chicken from Instant Pot and set aside. Press cancel on Instant Pot. The press the SAUTE button and set to the High setting. Let sauce reduce until it becomes darker in color. This takes about 15 Minutes. Then Put chicken back in pot with reduced sauce to warm it up a bit. Then serve chicken and spoon sauce over it and enjoy. I serve the chicken over rice.


Calories: 150kcal