Adobong Kangkong Recipe

Cook kangkong, or water spinach, with chicken in a delicious adobo sauce.

Kangkong or water spinach is a great leafy green vegetable! Adobo sauce makes everything better, so that includes kangkong

How do you make adobong kangkong

A typical adobo sauce made of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and pepper is all you need! Plus, adobong kangkong is a good way to get your greens into your diet while the addition of chicken in the recipe makes it a hefty dish. This dish is also perfect for those who want to eat healthier. Want to add a dash of color? Diced tomatoes, kesong puti, and salted egg give a vibrant color to the dish, making it look too good to eat and just as delicious to taste. 

Adobong Kangkong Recipe

Len Santos-Ding of Feed 5000
Cook kangkong, or water spinach, with chicken in a delicious adobo sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


Adobong Kangkong Ingredients

  • 1 Small white onion thinly sliced
  • 6 to 7 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 100 Grams Chicken sliced into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 bundle kangkong (water spinach) leaves
  • 1 native red tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 Cup kesong puti (white cheese) cubed
  • 1 Salted Egg (itlog na maalat) diced (optional)


  • Sauté white onion and garlic in oil in a saucepot until browned and fragrant. Add chicken thigh fillets; cook for 1 minute.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, and water; simmer until reduced to half. Add stems (3-inch lengths) from 1 bundle kangkong; cook for 1 minute. Add leaves; cook for a few seconds.
  • Top with native tomato and kesong puti. You can add 1 salted egg, if desired.
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