Chicken Liver Adobo Recipe ( How To Adobong Atay Ng Manok )

One Filipino chicken dish that has gained popularity for its authenticity and delicious taste is the adobo.

Adobo is generally classified as a stew that involves marinated chicken meat source in Filipino’s typical flavor profile of soy, vinegar, garlic, pepper, and salt.

I have had the pleasure of trying out several variations of this cuisine and stumbled on one that was so delicious that I immediately considered adding it to my repertoire of dishes.

This is none other than the chicken liver adobo.

I have never been a fan of chicken liver, but this dish made me love chicken liver. The sight of it didn’t look pretty, but its taste was so delicious, to say the least.


What Is Chicken Liver Adobo?

The traditional meat source for adobo is the whole chicken.

But, there are other amazing and nontraditional alternatives such as the liver which happens to be our focus for this article.

You would think it sounds disgusting; I promise you will get to appreciate it the moment you have a taste.

This variation of chicken liver adobo involves marinating pieces of chicken liver in the right mix of ingredients such as soy sauce, vinegar, and some spices.

When adequately cooked, the result is a tender, soft and creamy chicken liver with a savory base and fabulous taste.

As is typical of most Filipino stew dishes, the Chicken liver Adobo is a perfect pair with rice. If you’re one of those counting calories, you can go for Cauliflower Rice.


Nutritional Benefits of Adobong Atay Ng Manok

More than the satisfaction and fabulous taste you get with chicken liver adobo, this recipe is packed with loads of nutritional and health benefits.

Despite the number of concerns about eating chicken liver, it packs an impressive nutrition profile.

Did you know that chicken liver is good for your heart health?

Yes, this meat contains selenium, an important mineral for preventing and managing cardio conditions such as stroke and heart disease.

Thanks to its super nutritious ingredients, chicken liver adobo is loaded to the brim with nutrients that help keep your body healthy.

Some of the nutrients it brings to the table include but not limited to: Vitamin A, C, E, and B12, protein, folate, and many minerals.

Vitamins such as B12 help to maintain the strength of your cells and thus protect against anemia and prevent memory loss.

Also, vitamin A, together with minerals such as iron magnesium, phosphorus helps to promote good vision, healthy bones, and skin and boosts the immune system.

With the antioxidants present in this recipe, your body is fortified against free radicals, thereby reducing the risk of cancer. (1) (2)


Chicken Liver Adobo Recipe

chicken liver adobo

Chicken Liver Adobo

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


  • 1 lbs chicken liver, cleaned and rinse well
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • Under low-medium heat, place pan, add cooking oil and allow to heat.
  • Add garlic. Stir and allow cooking for about 2 minutes until it turns aromatic.
  • Add onions and allow continuing cooking until translucent and limp.
  • Add chicken liver and bay leaves. Saute gently and cook for 2 to 5 minutes
  • Add vinegar, whole peppercorn, and soy sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Don't stir.
  • Add sugar and gently stir. Continue simmering for about 10 minutes or when chicken fully cooked.
  • Turn heat off and transfer immediately to the serving dish. Sprinkle with fried garlic and serve with warm rice.


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Final Words On Chicken Liver Adobo Recipe

Chicken Adobo is proof that with a handful of ingredients you can put together a tasty and nutritious dish.

This only gets better with the chicken liver adobo.

The best part is that it’s budget-friendly and easy to prepare; which is partly the reason why it is a staple in most Filipino households.

I hope you got value from this article? Should you have any questions or want to share your experience about the Chicken Liver Adobo dish, kindly drop them in the comment section.

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  1. Hi. I’m sorry, but I read your cooking instructions three times, but it doesn’t say when to add the liver..?

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