Slow Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken


Chicken adobo hails from the Philippines and though this recipe is made with chicken thighs, traditionally it can also be made with pork or fish. The chicken is braised in a mixture of vinegar and soy sauce that creates a sweet and sour sauce. Rice is a must to accompany this rich dish.

Slow-Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken
Serve with rice to soak up the delicious sauce made from apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Get the recipeSlow-Cooker Soy-Braised Chicken. Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs
4 serves


  • 2 medium onions, sliced

  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed

  • cup apple cider vinegar

  • cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 bay leaf

  • black pepper

  • 8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 3⁄4 pounds)

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 large head bok choy, cut into 1-inch strips

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the onions, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, bay leaf, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Place the chicken on top and sprinkle with the paprika.

  2. Cook, covered, until the chicken and onions are tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total cooking time).

  3. Twenty minutes before serving, cook the rice according to the package directions.

  4. Ten minutes before serving, if the slow cooker is on the low setting, turn it to high. Gently fold the bok choy into the chicken and cook, covered, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with the rice and sprinkle with the scallions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
12g Fat
60g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1989mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 37g
Calcium 279mg 21%
Iron 5mg 28%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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