Try Meghan Markle's recipe for chicken adobo

American actress Meghan Markle can cook chicken adobo, a Filipino dish.
American actress Meghan Markle can cook chicken adobo, a Filipino dish. PHOTO: REUTERS

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Aside from knowing how to speak in Filipino, Meghan Markle is also familiar with our cuisine. When she was still active on her blog, the actress shared her recipe for adobo. According to Today, she likes to prepare this meal on Sundays when she is spending time with friends and family. This sounds exactly like every Filipino family, right?

In her blog post she wrote, “I enjoy making slow-cooked food on Sundays, like Filipino-style chicken adobo.” What does she add to her version of the dish? “It’s so easy—combine garlic, soy (or Bragg Liquid Aminos), vinegar, maybe some lemon and let the chicken swim in that sauce until it falls off the bone in a Crock Pot.” Is anyone else craving for adobo now too?

If you are wondering why Meghan knows so much about Filipino culture, it is because of where she spent her childhood, “Growing up in LA (Los Angeles), with its melting pot of vast and varied cultures, I was no stranger to the Filipino community. I can whip up a big pot of chicken adobo like it’s nobody’s business, you’ll occasionally hear me toss out a ‘Salamat po’ conversationally…”

If you are hungry for adobo and want to try out Meghan’s version, check out her recipe below. Tag us in some photos too if you get the chance, we would love to see them.


2 Tbs vegetable oil
1.36kg chicken
1 large sliced onion
2 Tbs minced garlic
1/3 cup white vinegar
2/3 cups soy sauce
1Tbs garlic powder
1 Tbs black pepper
1 bay leaf

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat
2. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown
3. Remove the chicken from the pan and add the onions and garlic
4. Add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, and bay leaf into the pan
5. Once everything is combined, place the chicken back in the pan and set to high heat and let the mixture boil
6. Reduce the heat, cover the pan, and let it simmer for 40 minutes