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Slow cooker chicken adobo recipe is a Filipino inspired dish with garlic and vinegar infused chicken. It is delicious over rice and super easy in the crock pot.

Slow cooker chicken adobo recipe is a Filipino inspired dish with garlic and vinegar infused chicken thighs. This healthy slow cooker meal is tasty over rice and easy to make in the crockpot. Learn how to make the best adobo chicken with a spicy marinade. #eatingonadime #chickenadobo #Philipino #Mexican #crockpot #adobochickenfilipinocrockpot
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Slow cooker chicken adobo recipe

Chicken adobo sounds like it might be complicated but it is so easy to make. Plus, the crock pot makes it even easier and you can come home to dinner ready to enjoy.

The flavor is amazing in this chicken dish and the meat falls apart it is so tender. It is the perfect blend of heat from the jalapenos and it goes so well with the garlic, vinegar and more.

It is really an amazing combination and you will love having this new recipe to try for dinner!

You may also love this Crock Pot No Peek Chicken Recipe.

What is chicken adobo?

Chicken adobo is a Filipino dish that involves browning the chicken and then letting it simmer in a delicious broth of garlic, vinegar and spices. It’s delicious!

Slow cooker chicken adobo recipe is a Filipino inspired dish with garlic and vinegar infused chicken thighs. This healthy slow cooker meal is tasty over rice and easy to make in the crockpot. Learn how to make the best adobo chicken with a spicy marinade. #eatingonadime #chickenadobo #Philipino #Mexican #crockpot #adobochickenfilipinocrockpot

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Bone-in, Skin-On Chicken Thighs
  • Minced Garlic
  • Onion
  • Bay Leaves
  • Black Peppercorns
  • Salt
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce

How to make chicken adobo In a crock pot:

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the chicken thighs and brown the chicken on both sides. 
  • Then place the browned chicken thighs in a crock pot.  
  • Place the garlic, onions, bay leaves, peppercorns and salt on top of the chicken in the slow cooker.  
  • Combine the apple cider vinegar and soy sauce together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Pour this sauce over the other ingredients in the crock pot.  
  • Cover and slow cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the bay leaves and serve the chicken with the sauce spooned on top of the chicken.
  • Enjoy!

What goes good with chicken adobo?

This recipe is delicious served with white rice. You can learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier.

I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to reheat and serve. We do this for lots of meals and it helps on busy weeknights.

Slow cooker chicken adobo recipe is a Filipino inspired dish with garlic and vinegar infused chicken thighs. This healthy slow cooker meal is tasty over rice and easy to make in the crockpot. Learn how to make the best adobo chicken with a spicy marinade. #eatingonadime #chickenadobo #Philipino #Mexican #crockpot #adobochickenfilipinocrockpot

You need a good slow cooker to make crockpot chicken adobo recipe.

I have the Ninja cooking system and it is my absolute favorite. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker.

It is nice to just have the one pan to clean and it is very handy. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

If you are in the market for a new crockpot, this one is my favorite. I use this all the time and it’s great.

This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.  I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing!

There are several others on sale here.

Slow cooker chicken adobo recipe is a Filipino inspired dish with garlic and vinegar infused chicken thighs. This healthy slow cooker meal is tasty over rice and easy to make in the crockpot. Learn how to make the best adobo chicken with a spicy marinade. #eatingonadime #chickenadobo #Philipino #Mexican #crockpot #adobochickenfilipinocrockpot

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

If you don’t use the liners, I would use cooking spray.

Slow cooker chicken dobo is frugal and delicious.

Chicken thighs are very inexpensive and often go on sale. The meal is very budget friendly and loaded with flavor. Plus, the crock pot does all of the work and makes this super easy to make filipino chicken adobo.

Give it a try and see how tasty it is. Your family will enjoy this filipino dish with soy sauce and vinegar.

I think you will be surprised how much everyone enjoys filipino recipes and it is so fun to try new things. The adobo sauce is delicious on the chicken thighs and so flavorful.

We used the slow cooker but feel free to use the instant pot if you prefer. Give this delicious recipe a try today!

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Slow cooker chicken adobo

5 from 12 votes
Slow cooker chicken adobo recipe is a Filipino inspired dish with garlic and vinegar infused chicken. It is tasty over rice and easy to make.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 520

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the chicken thighs and brown the chicken on both sides. 
  • Then place the browned chicken thighs in a crock pot.  
  • Place the garlic, onions, bay leaves, peppercorns and salt on top of the chicken in the slow cooker.  
  • Combine the apple cider vinegar and soy sauce together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Pour this sauce over the other ingredients in the crock pot.  
  • Cover and slow cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the bay leaves and serve the chicken with the sauce spooned on top of the chicken.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
Skin-On Chicken thighs work best for this recipe, but you can use drumsticks, bone-in chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs for this recipe instead if you prefer.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 520kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 37g, Fat 38g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 8g, Monounsaturated Fat 17g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 212mg, Sodium 1443mg, Potassium 530mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 175IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 30mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    It was so easy and oh so delicious. My family really loved it and can’t wait till I make it again.

  2. 5 stars
    I swapped out green chilies diced for the jalapeno cause I can’t do spicy. very very good.

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is so delicious and my husband really loved it. Can’t wait till I make it again.