Chicken Adobo Lumpias

chicken adobe lumpias
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  • 4Servings


  • 3 1/2 pounds chicken thighs and legs
  • 1/2 cup coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 2 packages large square spring roll or egg roll wrappers
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling
  • Topping choices: minced hard-cooked egg, hoisin sauce, sour cream, pickled jalapeno rings


In a pot, mix the chicken, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, sugar and peppercorns. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Transfer the pot to the stove; add enough water to cover the chicken. Bring to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate. Boil the sauce until reduced to 4 cups, 15 minutes. Strain through a sieve; skim the fat.

Shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones. In a food processor, pulse the chicken until finely chopped. Mix in the chives and 1 1/2 cups of the sauce (reserve the remainder for another use).

Lay out 1 wrapper on a clean surface. Spread with 2 heaping tbsp. of filling in a thin line along one edge. Brush the opposite edge with the egg wash, fold in the edges and roll up tightly. Repeat.

In a medium pot, heat 2 inches oil to 375 degrees . Working in batches, fry the rolls until golden, 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain; sprinkle with coarse salt.

Cut each lumpia into 3 pieces. Serve with the desired toppings.