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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo {Soy Free}

instant pot chicken adobo, gluten free, dairy free

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo {Soy Free}

Growing up, this was one of my favorite dishes that my dad cooked for us! We’re Filipino, so I wanted to dig into my roots a little bit tonight and make a classic Filipino dish – chicken adobo. But, I specifically wanted Instant Pot chicken adobo.

If you haven’t heard of the instant pot yet, where have you been? It’s all the rage right now because it cooks foods quickly and can help keep more nutrients intact due to the cooking method. Plus, it’s less clean up. Seriously.

As a mom, that’s a big one for me. You can sautée, pressure cook, and so much more in just one place! YEEEESS!

An ingredient that is used in classic adobo recipes is soy. We avoid soy for the most part due to these reasons that I wrote on the blog before. Soy sauce is a common ingredient in a lot of Asian dishes, but thankfully coconut aminos is a good alternative. It’s not perfect, but it definitely will do the trick in most cases. This was one of the tweaks that I had to do from our family recipe.

I loved how this recipe turned out and I’m happy I get another recipe to add to my Instant Pot! You can do this recipe in a skillet as well! 

Are you ready to try some Instant Pot Chicken Adobo? Tag us on Instagram @nuvitruwellness when you make these so we can spread the adobo love!

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Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo {Soy Free}

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 4 People


  • 2-3 Lbs Chicken Breast You can use chicken thighs if you want too!
  • 1 Tbs Avocado Oil
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Bay Leaves


  • In the Instant Pot (IP), choose the sautée mode. Heat up the avocado oil in the pot.
  • Put the chicken in the IP and heat until it's cooked on the outside. The chicken will be a white or brown on the outside.
  • Turn off the IP and add the rest of the ingredients into the pot. Mix well.
  • Choose the manual button and cook high pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure you close the vent to sealed.
  • When the IP beeps that it's done, vent it immediately and take out the chicken.
  • Turn on the sautée feature and reduce the sauce until it's a little more thick. I will use a whisk to help mix the sauce as it reduces. Pour over the chicken when it's done.
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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).