Remove the chicken pieces to a plate. Add a little more oil if needed then saute the chopped onion until starting to brown. Pour in the marinade and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove the brown bits. Add the bay leaves and sugar (if you fancy a slightly sweeter adobo but leave out if doing low-carb). You may also add a little water if you want more sauce unless you prefer a dryer adobo. Stir.
Return the chicken pieces to the pan and cover with the lid. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. For a shortcut, you may simply use the poultry setting. Allow the Instant Pot to release its pressure naturally. Trasfer to a deep dish and serve immediately with rice on the side!
Tips and Tricks
If you don’t fancy browning the chicken I suggest using chicken without skin – I brown so it’s not too greasy and for extra flavor but it’s a matter of preference. I suggest using darker meat as that’s what we use for traditional adobo and I think better because it’s more flavorful, but who knows – I may try chicken breasts next time, too! And certainly, don’t forget the rice!