Adobo Drumsticks & Rice

by Tikofoods
4 Servings
35 min

I love chicken and rice dishes because there are so many variations that all taste incredibly different.

This one pan recipe takes about 30 minutes to make with minimal ingredients and steps! The flavor from the adobo chicken gets soaked up by the rice and the result is delicious.

Adobo seasoning is made up of garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, pepper, and some

other commonly used spices. It goes great on meat, fish, veggies, and more!

I love making this dish when I am serving multiple people and/or in a hurry! Even though it is a simple recipe, the taste will have people think otherwise.

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Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 6-8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cups rinsed basmati rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp adobo seasoning
  • 4 tbsp paprika
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • parsley to garnish

Heat oil in a pan on medium.
Pat the chicken drumsticks dry then season with 2 tbsp adobo seasoning, 2 tbsp paprika, salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon). Use more seasoning if needed.
Once the oil is hot, add the chicken to the pan to brown the sides. Do not fully cook, just crisp the skin until golden brown then remove chicken from the pan.
Using the same pan, add 2 tbsp of butter and mix around the pan to scrape up the fond.
Add 1 sliced white onion and 2 minced garlic cloves to the pan and sauté on low heat.
Add 2 cups of your rinsed basmati rice, 4 cups of chicken stock, and all the same seasonings used on the chicken.
Bring to a boil then add the chicken drumsticks back into the pan.
Cover the pan then let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with roughly chopped parsley and sliced lemon.
  • fresh cilantro and oregeno are also delicious used as a garnish
  • if you like you chicken extra crispy like me, make this in a cast iron pan so that you can broil this dish for 3-4 minutes in the oven at the end
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  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 25, 2020

    I must have missed it, but why would you put a recipe for Adobo and not give the proportions for the ingredients? Some other commonly used ingredients? Where do I find the recipe?

  • Jackson Jackson on Aug 25, 2022

    Just about ready to cook this (it looks really good). But uh, humor me. I'm a male cook (meaning, I don't do a lot of it). What kind of oil and how much do I use to cook the chicken?

    • Kip Kip on Sep 01, 2022

      A tablespoon or two of vegetable oil will do it. I usually use olive oil. Unflavored coconut oil is a good alternative. Both a better for you as is avocado oil. I do not like corn or or soybean oil. I’ll use canola if I must.