Chicken Adobo in Oyster Sauce

Chicken Adobo in Oyster Sauce Recipe

Chicken Adobo in Oyster Sauce. This version of adobo was once served by a friend, way back when I was still working in Singapore.

Chicken Adobo in Oyster Sauce Dish

It was a birthday dinner and was prepared by a common friend who is from the Visayas. The use of lemongrass is common in Visayan dishes. In fact it was from that dish that I learned and started using lemongrass on some of my adobo recipe.

Chicken Adobo in Oyster Sauce

This adobo version uses also oysters sauce which further enhances the tangy flavor and rich sauce to the dish. If you want a little twist to your regular adobo then here is the recipe.


1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces, bones intact
1/2 kilo chicken liver, cut in half
1 tsp. peppercorns, lightly crushed
1 stalk tanglad, lemongrass, crushed
1 small size onion chopped
1 thumb size ginger, sliced
1/2 head garlic, crushed
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
3 bay leaf

Cooking procedure:

Chicken Adobo in Oyster Sauce - Cooking Procedure

Wash thoroughly the chicken meat and liver. Keep aside liver and put chicken meat in a saucepan and add water up to 1" above the chicken meat. Add in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onion, ginger, peppercorns, lemongrass and bay leaf, bring to a boil and simmer in medium heat for 15-20 minutes, add more water as necessary. Add in chicken liver, oyster sauce and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until tender and sauce has reduce to about half, season with salt as required. Serve with a lot of rice.

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Other Chiken Adobo Recipes; 

Chicken Adobo, Adobong Ilocano 
Chicken Adobo, Food Safari Chef Ricky Ocampo's Recipe 
White Chicken Adobo, Adobong Puti 
Chicken Mushroom Adobo 
Chicken Humba 
Chicken Guya Adobo 
Chicken Feet Adobo with Tausi 
Adobo with Chicken Liver and Hard Boiled Egg 
Special Mixed Adobo 
Adobong Atay at Balunbalunan ng Manok sa Pinya 
Adobong Manok sa Gata, Chicken Adobo in Coconut Milk 
Pork and Chicken Adobo, Adobong Puti 
Chicken Gizzard and Liver Adobo 
Pork and Chicken Adobo with Tanglad 
Duck Breast Adobo, Adobong Pato


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  2. i never tried this recipe with oyster sauce

  3. pano po kung walang lemon grass ano po pwedeng ipalit? thanks

  4. Pwede na pong wala pag hindi available.

  5. i think hnd ata dpat 3-4 cups water..

  6. Halos ganon karami rin ang ginamit kong water for 1 kilo whole chicken and 1/2 kilo liver, Rewrite ko na lang recipe to suit a general type of chicken, especially yong mga nagtutubig na chicken bought at Metro Manila Wet Market. Thanks...

  7. the ingredients list doesn't include onion but in the cooking procedure it mentions onion together with garlic and ginger.

  8. Thanks for pointing out the omission, I have now added it on the list.


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