Adobo’s a way of Filipino cuisine; marinating meat or fish in vinegar and various spices (aromatics). It can be cooked either dry or wet (with sauce). My Adobo Chicken Wings are baked in the oven and surprisingly, it’s really good. I’m not a great fan of sour food but it doesn’t taste sourish or vinegar(-ish)at all but really flavourful..

baked adobo chicken drummettes 1Recipe adapted from Overseas Pinoy Cooking

Serves 2-4 to share

  • ±1 kg chicken wings (mid-joint)
  • 6 tbsp vinegar
  • 6 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tsp peppercorns, crushed
  • 1-1½ tsp chilli powder


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl (or container with cover).
  2. Add chicken and toss to coat in marinade mixture.
  3. Then cover and leave to marinate in fridge for 1 hr (it was 24 hrs for me).
  4. Preheat oven to 190C.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Arrange chicken (without marinade) in single layer on lined tray and bake for 20 mins.
  6. Remove from oven carefully (hot!). Brush chicken on both sides with marinade.
  7. Return chicken to oven to bake further for another 20 mins.
  8. Serve immediately with rice and stir-fried vegetable or baked potatoes/sweet potatoes and fresh salad. Also great as snack or appetizer for a party.

baked adobo chicken drummettes 3

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