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Chicken and Pork Adobo in a serving bowl
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4.08 from 27 votes

Chicken and Pork Adobo

Chicken Pork Adobo (CPA) is the ultimate comfort food! This Filipino stew is easy to make and bursting with savory, garlicky flavors that's perfect with steamed rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder or belly, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into serving parts
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add pork and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and juices run clear.
  • Add vinegar and bring to a boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, water, and bay leaves. Continue to boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Lower heat, cover, and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes or until meat is tender and sauce is reduced.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.