Love this ADOBO recipe from Gerry. It’s simple at first glance but you better watch your step when cooking this ADOBO. Thanks again for submitting your recipe Gerry. I’m looking forward to trying this ADOBO recipe out myself. This ADOBO recipe video is also very entertaining.

Enjoy! Thanks Gerry

Review added 08/15/09

Along with the review I took a bunch of detailed photos while cooking this Adobo.

So I finally was able to get everything together to cook Gerry’s Adobo Recipe. I have to say it was very delicious and not that difficult to cook. It just takes some time and steps in the right order. The only thing that I changed in this recipe was the quantity, I had to quadrupled the recipe. I had a lot of hungry people. Overall its a great variation of Adobo but I personally like more vinegar in my sauce. I like it to have that tangy flavor to be strong. This Adobo Recipe has it just not as strong as I’d personally like it. Everyone that ate it, loved it. So if you want to try something different when it comes to your “normal” Adobo try Gerry’s Adobo Recipe.

I transcribed the recipe so that it would be easier for others to try. The details are still in the video but for ease of use here is the list.


  • 2.25 lbs of Chicken Quarters
  • 2 Whole Bulbs of Garlic
  • 1 Bag of Ginisa (in Maui you can buy it at PhilMart)
  • 4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2.5 Tbsp Sugar Cane Vinegar (in Maui you can buy it at PhilMart)
  • 1.5 Cups Water
  • Black Pepper
  • Cooking Oil (I prefer peanut oil)


  • Mix the chopped garlic with the soy sauce and sugar cane vinegar.
  • Put the chicken and mixture together in a sealed container to marinate over night. Rotate chicken in the marination at least once.


  • In your large pot or wok pour in your water
  • Add bay leaves
  • Add Ginisa
  • Add all marinade and chicken
  • Add black pepper
  • Bring to a boil for 20 minutes
  • Flip chick once at 10 minutes
  • Finish Boiling
  • Remove Chicken
  • With a strainer scoop out all garlic (Save)
  • Remove Sauce (Keep this in a bowl for later)
  • Put oil in the pot or wok and bring the heat back up
  • Drop your garlic in and brown it (Do not burn the garlic)
  • Once browned remove the garlic
  • Add in some oil
  • Put your chicken pieces back in and brown both sides
  • Pour sauce back in along with the browned garlic
  • Bring back to a boil

Ready to serve it up and enjoy with rice and a side of pickled green papaya (Achara) (in Maui you can buy it at PhilMart) or a simple green salad. You can also use the Adobo sauce as a salad dressing…. its ONO!


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