Chicken Liver Adobo

Chicken Liver Adobo

Chicken Liver Adobo
Chicken Liver Adobo

"Sauteed chicken liver, with adobo sauce, red bell pepper strips, and green chilis. A quick, easy, and healthy adobo recipe that even those who don’t eat chicken liver, will love. Chicken Adobo and Pork Adobo are the classic adobo recipes, but the adobo sauce goes really well with almost all kinds of protein, which resulted in different Adobo ingredients. This Adobong Atay ng Manok or Chicken Liver Adobo is just one of the many variations of adobo these days."

NotesAdobo tastes even better the longer it sits, and even when it becomes cold, then paired with steaming hot rice. Leave some of the adobo in the fridge, and consume the next day with steaming hot rice, it will definitely taste better!


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking MethodCasserole, Skillet


  • 400 grams chicken liver
  • 1 large red tomato finely diced
  • 1 large red onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 bell pepper julienned
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Bay leaf
  • Juice of 3 kalamansi
  • 2 green chilis sliced (optional)
  • Cooking oil


  1. Prepare the chicken liver. Chop the chicken livers, and set aside. Once all chicken livers are chopped, wash under running water, then strain. Set aside.

  2. Cook the Chicken Liver Adobo. Heat up a pan under medium fire, and add 3 tbsp of cooking oil. Sauté the finely diced onions and minced garlic for 30 seconds, or until onions are translucent and soft. Add the diced tomatoes, and season with a generous pinch of salt and ground black pepper. Cook the tomatoes until the juice comes out, and tomatoes soften. Add the washed and chopped chicken liver. Mix for 15 seconds, then pour the vinegar all over the chicken liver. Do not stir. Let it simmer for 30 seconds under low fire, without covering the pan. This will let the acidity of the vinegar evaporate. This will also help in removing the unwanted smell and after-taste of liver. After 30 seconds, mix the chicken liver. Add the soy sauce and ground black pepper, and mix it well. Add the bay leaf, cover the pan, and let it simmer for another minute. Remove the cover and add the bell pepper, and mix again for another 15 seconds. Let it simmer for another 30 seconds. Add the green chilis and kalamansi juice towards the end. Mix for 30 seconds, then turn off the heat.

  3. Serve! Transfer the Chicken Liver Adobo to a serving dish, and garnish with more chilis if you want it spicier. Serve and enjoy while hot!

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