Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

This is a dish I first came in contact with many years ago when my husband and I were stationed on the island of Guam. It was fantastic! Ever since, I’ve been looking for a recipe that would recapture that great taste. This one from Food Network comes close. I’ll list just a few of ingredients to “whet your appetite!”

This simplified version of a traditional Filipino comfort food was meant for your Instant Pot (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.

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  • 4 chicken legs, thighs and drumsticks separate
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

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Instant Pot Rack o’ Ribs Sandwich

A touch of chipotle adds smokiness to these ribs, like what you’d get on the grill. A quick broil at the end creates extra char and concentrates the flavors of the barbecue sauce.

Do you have an Instant Pot? For our most recent anniversary, my husband bought me one. Initially I thought it would be good for soup and stew. Then this recipe was featured on my Alexa Show. Now I had a good recipe for ribs that Cook’s Illustrated publishes. This one has rapidly replaced that one as a favorite.

Okay, I’m going to refer you to Food Network for the full recipe, but I thought you would enjoy seeing the video and a partial ingredient list.

  • Two 1 1/2-pound racks meaty baby back ribs
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

Now, I don’t know about you, but I had almost all of the ingredients in my pantry.

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