The ingredients that go into slow cooker Filipino chicken adobo depend on where you’re from, or how your mother or grandmother made adobo—it’s a source of heated debate. At the dish’s core is meat or poultry braised in a vinegary sauce. This easy, mild version cooks onions, chicken, soy sauce, and vinegar in a slow cooker, and takes advantage of bone-in chicken thighs’ extra flavor from the bones. The onions absorb the savory sauce, and all that’s needed to complete the meal is a pile of steamed rice to soak everything up.
Game plan: This recipe gets better as it sits, and can be made up to 1 day in advance.