Sumpthin Good from the Phillipines: Manok Adobo

Manok Adobo”


Leyon Bernido

Born in Manilla in 1956 and presently living in Madison, Wisconsin, Leyon Bernido offers us the following special recipe for a luscious chicken adobo meal prepared with red wine.

Ingredients – ½ cup of soy sauce, ¾ cup of vinegar, 1½ lbs. of chicken breast, 1 t-spoon pepper corn; 3 bay leaves, 5 garlic sections,  red wine, and salt & pepper to taste.


  1. Remove skin from chicken breast or use skinless chicken;
  1. Wash and cut into chunks measuring 2 in by 2 in;
  1. Put into a pan and add all ingredients except the wine and allow to marinate for 30 minutes;

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 – 450
  1. Cook for from 45 minutes to an hour;
  1. Remove from oven and add ½ cup of red wine;

  1. Place in oven again for 15 minutes;
  1. Allow to cool and eat with white or sticky rice.