crockpot chicken adobo

All About That Crock-Pot Life: Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

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crockpot chicken adobo



That pretty much summarizes how I feel about Crock-Pots.

Girl, I’ve been livin’ for my Crock-Pot lately. If it weren’t for my Crock-Pot, I would probably be eating PB&J sandwiches from now till eternity.

It makes cooking SO easy. You just throw a bunch of stuff into the pot and walk away for six hours. THAT’s my idea of THE BEST cooking scenario.

The other day for dinner I made chicken adobo from a recipe I found on this fantastic site called Skinnytaste.

Gina’s recipes are pretty healthy, and they’re always tasty.

Anyway, I basically followed the recipe but adapted it for my Crock-Pot, instead of cooking it on the stove.

I think of adobo as the ultimate in Filipino home-cooking. When I was growing up, we had it at least once a week at home. It’s really simple, savory and flavorful — soy sauce, vinegar, hella garlic, bay leaves and some peppercorns. And chicken in this case, of course, although you can pretty much adobo anything.

I actually marinated the chicken overnight in the fridge, then stuck it into the Crock-Pot in the morning for six hours.

To be honest, this has been uncharted territory for me, because I just started getting into Crock-Pot cooking. I made a yummy chicken tortilla soup a couple weeks ago using a recipe from Pioneer Woman, and El Hub made some beef stew that was all right…but that’s been about it for my Crock-Pot adventures.

crockpot chicken adobo


Chicken Adobo (here’s the full recipe with directions)

Servings: 4
8 skinless chicken drumsticks, on the bone
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 small head of garlic, crushed
6 ground peppercorns
4 bay leaves
1 jalapeño, chopped (optional)

If you have any good slow cooker recipes, let me know! Thank you in advance. 🙂

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  1. See, but even the waiting for six hours would probably be too much ‘effort’ for me, haha, even if you can just leave it there 🙂 I guess it requires too much planning ahead.

    I like cooking. Not saying I’m a kitchen princess but I do like cooking. But it has to be something fast. Anything that requires me to be in the kitchen for longer than 30 minutes is too much.
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  2. Hil says:

    1. I love the crockpot (and I have no kids- just me and my husband!) and 2. Skinnytaste is my favorite food blog, and I follow a lot.

    Gina’s recipes are consistently delicious and even my husband can’t tell they’re “skinny.” I also like that she doesn’t use artificial ingredients just to make them lighter. Her cookbook is my favorite and I just pre-ordered her new cookbook which comes out this month!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hil,

      I love her recipes too. Have you ever tried making her shrimp parmesan? My husband isn’t a shrimp fan but yet he LOVES it when I make that dish!

  3. Shana says:

    Gina’s chicken enchilada soup is amazing and completely foolproof! I also maker her healthy nuggets (not in the crockpot!) for my two year old

  4. Alisha says:

    I’m actually going to make this next week! I LOVE my slow cooker. I use it all the time during the winter and sometimes for other things during the year like for applesauce. It’s been a staple in my life for at least a decade. I just love putting it together and then letting it cook all day with minimal dinner dishes.

  5. Jane says:

    That looks yummy. I’ve had a slow cooker/rice steamer for about 2 years and I use it often. I steam frozen Chinese dumplings, made pulled pork and pulled chicken, pot roast, corned beef, etc. The only problem I have had is steaming rice because I only make a small batch. I think it’s better when you make large amounts. Otherwise, I love it, especially on Sunday when I can start something in the morning and just let it cook for hours. I may have to try this recipe. Hope all is well.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jane,

      Have you heard of an Instant Pot? It’s a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker all in one gadget! I’ve never tried one but now I want to. People who like slow cookers rave about it all the time!

  6. Chris25 says:

    I don’t own a slow cooker, but if you want my Guyanese chicken curry recipe, let me know.
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  7. Ruchita says:

    I love Skinnytaste! So many great recipes. Budget Bytes, Iowa Girl Eats and Mels Kitchen Cafe are some other food blogs where I’ve found great (easy) recipes.

    I got an Instant Pot during the Prime Day sale to replace my 17-year old crock pot I got as a wedding gift. I’m a bit intimidated by all the options though. Back in my day, there were only two settings on the cooking machine! 🙂

  8. tulipthecat says:

    I am going to try this inn my instapot. I’ve been waiting for it to get cold so I could get more use of it. My friend made a slow roasted pork adobo where you had to cook it in the oven overnight at 200 degrees. I hope you keep posting the recipes that you’ve tried 🙂

  9. Colleen G says:

    Thank you for sharing the Skinny taste website . I several things I can’t wait to try out.

  10. Miss Kitty says:

    Check out the recipes on – she has quite a few crockpot recipes – including some desserts!

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