Chicken Adobo in Coconut Cream

Aug 31

Chicken Adobo in Coconut cream is my favorite adobo of all time. It’s actually a comfort food, a childhood memory. Sadly, I don’t often cook this because two family members don’t really like dishes with coconut milk. This is actually simple to cook. If you don’t have time to prepare coconut milk, just use the ready to mix coconut milk powder at the grocery.


1/2 head garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 1/2 kilos chicken cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons cooking oil (I prefer Pure Olive Oil)
2 cups thin coconut cream (Check on how to prepare coconut cream or buy 2 packs coconut milk powder)
salt and pepper to taste
1 small green papaya (cubed)
1/3 cup vinegar
2 cups thick coconut cream (Check on how to prepare coconut cream or buy 2 packs coconut milk powder)


1. Prepare coconut cream or if you are busy, just buy 2 packs coconut milk powder and follow instructions.

2. In a saucepan, saute garlic, onion and chicken pieces in hot oil.

2. Pour thin coconut cream and simmer for a few minutes.

3. When chicken is almost done, add the papaya, vinegar, salt and pepper.

4. Bring to boil and add the thick cream.

5. Cook 5 more minutes until sauce thickens.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (375 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  • jayneh

    they were so great different kinds of adobo!my husband likes in many variety way style of adobo.thank you for all those tips,excellent!hope you can search more tips and let us to know them,GOD bless you!thanks

  • ziggy

    this one i love. i do coco milk with my adobo but still with soy sauce and the usual stuff. i remember eating this in some rural area in Cebu. i will definitely try this one out. Cheers!
    .-= ziggy´s last blog ..A Filipino Food Festival, A Disaster, and A Possible Future for Filipino Food =-.

  • Kier

    Its nice to kn0w that new idea..ill cook adobo wth coco milk tomorrow for my hubby…hmm..hope he’ll like it…

  • Gizelle

    Despite your warning, someone copied your content and posted it here

    We (fellow foodbloggers) have been doing our best to take down his pages and his blogger account has been closed down…
    .-= Gizelle´s last blog ..Tummy be good… =-.

  • noemi

    wow thank you for pointing it out. Looks like it was removed. Thank you thank you

  • Jade

    This is nice! adobo version looks yummy!

  • Tsada Speaks

    Will try the recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing.