Creamy Chicken Adobo (Adobo sa Gata)

Creamy Chicken Adobo Recipe

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Filipino Adobo can be considered the headliner of the cuisine as it is the most popular dish out there.  Because of its simplicity allows that possibility, even with many variations like this Creamy Chicken Adobo.


  • 1 kilo Chicken (legs/thighs)
  • ½ cup Vinegar
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 23 finger chilies


  1. Combine Vinegar, Soy Sauce, and ground pepper.
  2. Pour over chicken, mixing well to let the flavor seep in.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan and saute garlic until lightly golden.
  4. Remove garlic.
  5. Drain chicken and set aside marinade.
  6. Quick-fry chicken pieces until skin are golden.
  7. Add reserved marinade and garlic. Let simmer over low heat until tender.
  8. Add coconut cream, bell pepper, and finger chilies.
  9. Cook until sauce thickens and oil starts to separate.
  10. Serve


This video shows another recipe for Creamy Chicken Adobo.

You can also add more chilis if you want your Chicken Adobo spicier.