Adobo, the national dish of the Philippines, is a tangy stew made with pork or chicken. This version has the original blend of soy sauce, vinegar and garlic, plus Chinese greens (bok choy).

Serves 4


  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 1/2 cups skinned and shredded roasted or boiled chicken breast meat
  • 1/2 cup uncooked whole-wheat couscous or 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 pound baby bok choy, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/2-inch wide
  • 2 green (spring) onions, including tender green tops, thinly sliced


In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and bay leaf over medium-high heat. Heat the mixture until it just comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the yellow onion and saute until soft and lightly golden, about 6 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the soy sauce mixture, chicken and couscous. Return to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the bok choy and simmer until the bok choy is tender, about 2 minutes.

Discard the bay leaf. Ladle into warmed individual bowls and garnish with the green onions. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: About 2 cups
  • Total carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Sodium: 828 mg
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
  • Total fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 56 mg
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Calories: 240
  • Grains and grain products: 1
  • Meats poultry and fish: 2
  • Vegetables: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Protein and dairy: 1
  • Vegetables: 2
  • Meat and meat substitutes: 2
  • Nonstarchy vegetables: 2
  • Starches: 1
Last Updated: 2012-07-03
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