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How to Cook Adobong Manok sa Dilaw (Chicken Adobo in Turmeric)

Adobong manok sa dilaw is chicken adobo with turmeric. This is not the usual adobo with soy sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobong manok sa dilaw, turmeric chicken adobo
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Manny


  • 3/4 kilo chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1/2 cup coconut vinegar
  • 1 head garlic crushed
  • 1/2 thumb size ginger slice into strips
  • 2 tsp. table salt or rock salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 2 to 3 pieces bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • cooking oil


How to cook Adobong Manok na Dilaw:

  • In a pot or sauce pan put in the chicken, vinegar, and turmeric powder, simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Put a little water if all the liquid evaporates.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and drain then reserved the liquid and set aside.
  • In a heavy skillet or frying pan heat generous amount of cooking oil, fry the garlic and ginger until fragrant, remove from the frying pan and keep aside.
  • On the same frying pan fry the chicken in batches until all side are seared.
  • Return the fried chicken and garlic then put peppercorns and bay leaves to the sauce pan and continue to simmer until the remaining liquid has turned to oily sauce, correct saltiness as required.