This simplified version of a traditional Filipino comfort food was meant for your Multi Cooker (a slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in, all in one).

The pressure cook setting prepares it in no time and best of all, there’s only one pot to clean up.


Multi Cooker Chicken Adobo

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Multi Cooker
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 chicken legs thighs and drumsticks separated
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 5 garlic cloves smashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • cooked rice for serving


  • Prepare all ingredients.
  • Season the chicken legs generously with salt and pepper. Turn tour multi cooker to the high saute setting. Add the oil and once it's shimmering, but not smoking, add half the chicken pieces and brown on both sides, about 7 minutes. Remove with tongs to a plate and brown the remaining chicken pieces. Return all the chicken to the multi-cooker and add the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, onion and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook, on high, for 8 minutes. After the pressure cook cycle is complete follow the manufacturer's guide for quick release and wait until the quick release cycle is complete. Careful of any remaining steam, unlock and remove the lid and turn multi cooker back to the high saute setting. Let the sauce come to a boil and reduce it until dark brown and very fragrant, about 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
  • Transfer the chicken and sauce to a serving platter, sprinkle with scallions and serve with rice.
  • ENJOY!!


Keyword Chicken, Instant Pot, Multi Cooker, Pressure Cooker
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