Hurry Up and Marinate: Adobong Manok sa Gata Recipe

10 months ago

adobong manok sa gata

Often considered as the national dish of the Philippines, adobong manok has become staple in the homes of Filipinos. It’s a certified classic, with its timeless taste and proven method of cooking that only results in a delicious dish. For this recipe, we’re adding coconut milk in the mix, giving this classic another version that you would still love.

Adobong Manok sa Gata
Makes 5-6 servings


1 kilo Chicken, cut into serving pieces

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil, as needed

3 cloves Garlic, minced

5 pcs Whole black peppercorns

½ cup Vinegar

3 Tbsps Soy sauce

½ can Coconut milk

3 pcs Pandan leaves

1 pc Green finger chili

  • Spring onions as garnish


  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. In a saucepot, heat cooking oil and sauté garlic. Add chicken pieces and cook till slightly golden brown. Add whole black peppercorns.
  3. Pour in vinegar and let cook for a few minutes. Do not stir. Add soy sauce. Boil and simmer. Remove chicken pieces and set aside.
  4. Slowly add coconut milk to the simmering sauce and bring to a light boil. Add pandan leaves. Put the chicken back into the pot. Simmer and let all flavors combine.
  5. Add the green chili. Garnish with some spring onions. Serve hot.


Recipe by Chef Rosebud Benitez


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