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Instant Pot Filipino Pork and Chicken Adobo

Instant Pot Filipino Pork and Chicken Adobo

By Chris Boughton


  • 2 pounds of short ribs, or chicken and/or pork cuts

  • 6 cloves of garlic

  • 1 large onion

  • 1/3 C. light brown sugar

  • 1/2 C. of soy sauce

  • 1 C. of vinegar

  • 1 T. of pepper corn, or ground pepper

  • ½ tsp. of chili flakes

  • 4 bay leaves

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 T. of water

  • 1 T. of corn starch


  1. Plug in your pressure cooker and hit Sauté or Chicken/Meat. Heat up oil and sauté the onion and garlic until about halfway cooked.

  2. Add the pork (or chicken, beef, pork cuts) with a dash of salt and pepper and sauté until slightly browned.

  3. Add brown sugar and chili flakes and mix until blended with the meat. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, black peppercorn (or ground pepper) bay leaves and mix well.

  4. Cover and cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes.

  5. Once the timer has gone off let the pot do a 10 minute resting period and then release the extra steam out of the pot.

  6. Turn pot back onto sauté or press the chicken/meat button again.

  7. Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and then add to the pot, mix well.

  8. Let pot boil for 5 minutes and then switch to warm. Serve over a bed of fresh jasmine rice.

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