Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

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This is a great recipe if you are new to Instant Pot. It doesn’t require that many ingredients and cooks fairly quick. There is a little bit of extra time involved reducing the sauce. If you like Asian food give this one a try, it’s really good.

4 chicken leg quarters separated legs and thighs (I purchased 1 package of legs and 1 package of thighs because they were on sale cheaper than buying the leg quarters)

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Larry
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Serves: 4

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen


  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • A ¼ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 green onions (sliced)
  • Cooked rice


  1. Generously salt and pepper the chicken. Place the oil in the Instant Pot, set to hot sauté, and brown chicken in 2 batches. (about 7 minutes)
  2. Place all the chicken in the instant Pot and add the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, yellow onion, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Attach lid, close vent, and pressure cook on high for 8 minutes. Carefully fast release pressure and remove the lid when Instant pot is ready being careful not to get burned. Turn Instant Pot back to high sauté setting, bring mixture to a boil, and continue cooking until sauce is dark brown and fragrant.
  4. Serve over rice garnished with the green onions.

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Adapted from Food Network