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Low Carb Filipino Chicken Adobo with cooked celery and chopsticks

Filipino Chicken Adobo - Low Carb

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 176kcal
Filipino adobo makes a delicious low carb chicken dish. The meat is cooked in a tangy mix of cider vinegar, soy sauce and garlic. It's a family favorite!
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  • 1.5 pounds boneless chicken , cut into pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • Mix oil, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic in pan.
  • Add chicken and coat with oil mixture.
  • Cover, simmer on medium for 10-15 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook on medium high until browned, stirring occasionally.



Thigh meat was used, but you can use breast meat if you prefer. Chicken pieces with meat and bone can also be used.
For those that don't like chicken, the dish can be made with other meat like pork or seafood. Vegetables can also be used or added.
The measurements for the ingredients are approximate. Feel free to adjust the amounts used to suit your own taste.
If you prefer a saucier chicken adobo, simply cook just until the meat is cooked and don't cook off the marinate.
Traditional recipes add peppercorns and bay leaves so add those for a more authentic Filipino chicken adobo.
A little sweetener can be added if desired. But using coconut aminos will add in a touch of sweetness from the coconut.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 0 g | % Carbs: 0 % | % Protein: 60.4 % | % Fat: 39.6 %

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