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Chicken Adobo with Lemon
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5 from 4 votes

How to Cook Chicken Adobo with Lemon

This recipe, the chicken adobo in lemon doesn't have soy sauce and vinegar but instead, use fish sauce to give it's salty flavor that replace the soy sauce and lemon to substitute the vinegar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobo with lemon, chicken adobo
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo dressed chicken chop into serving pieces
  • 1 pc lemon extract the juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Patis or fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. Magic Sarap
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper ground
  • 1 Tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pc red onion chopped
  • 1 inch ginger slivered


How to cook chicken adobo with lemon:

  • Saute ginger, garlic and onion and add the chicken. Stir fry until the liquid evaporates.
  • Then add 1/2 cup water, patis and black pepper. Simmer for few minutes.
  • When the liquid almost evaporates, pour the lemon juice.
  • Cover and simmer for a few minutes until the juice almost evaporates but not too dry.
  • Season with magic sarap and sugar and adjust as necessary according to your preferred taste.
  • Serve hot and garnish with slices of lemon.


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