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How to Cook Adobong Manok na Pula

Basically this recipe is very simple. Just like the usual adobong manok with a twist by adding annato seeds extract to make the chicken adobo reddish in color and some slices of bell peppers.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: adobong manok na pula, chicken adobo with annato
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo chicken chop into serving pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. annato seeds
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. whole black peppercorns
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 1 small ginger sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 cup cooking oil
  • 3 pcs bay leaves laurel leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar


How to Cook Adobong Manok na Pula

  • Wash, clean and drain the chicken then chop the chicken in serving pieces.
  • Heat cooking oil in a pan and fry the annato seeds until the oil turns red in color.
  • Add in garlic, ginger and onion then saute until the onion is soft. The add in the chicken and stir.
  • Saute the chicken until it turns slightly brown. Pour the soy sauce and vinegar, do not stir. Add also the bay leaves, whole peppercorns and brown sugar.
  • Bring the mixture into a boil and again, do not stir. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
  • When the chicken is tender, stir the chicken and then season with ground black pepper and add in the bell peppers. Stir again to mix the ingredients.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot and enjoy!