Chicken Adobo (Filipino recipe)

It’s been awhile…again. I really need to get better at this! Anyways, so when I first married my husband, we had Filipino food at least twice a week. It’s always nice to hear “i like yours better than….” when cooking food from another culture than your own. When we started Atkins, I was sure that (other than ice cream) rice would be the hardest thing to give up for my Filipino husband. However, we discovered “cauliflower rice” which is probably the only reason we have made it this far.  It is super easy to make, and I have used it in other recipes on my blog. It is just cauliflower chopped up in tiny “rice sized” pieces and cooked in the microwave for 5 mins.

Here is the Adobo recipe which came from a cookbook my mother-in-law gave me:

1- 1/2lbs pork or chicken cut into 1 inch cubes

1/3 cup vinegar

2 TBSP soy sauce (low sodium)

1 tsp salt

1 small bay leaf

1/4 tsp pepper

1 TBSP sugar ( we use splenda)

1/2 cup water

2 TBSP cooking oil


Prepare cauliflower “rice”

Use a food processor, or chop it by hand (THIS TAKES A LONG TIME!)

Combine everything except cooking oil and let marinate for at least 30 mins.


Simmer meat in marinade until meat is tender. Drain and reserve liquid.

This looks weird but it really works so you dont lose all the yummy liquid!


Heat oil in the skillet and brown meat on all sides. Add liquid back to the pan.

Eat over cauliflower rice.

Sana magustuhan mo ito!

Net Carb count for this meal with rice: 67!

Net Carb count for this meal with cauliflower “rice”: 13



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