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Keto Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe with Cauliflower Rice

Louise Hendon | October 17
Keto Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe with Cauliflower Rice #keto #recipe

One of the things that holds us back from changing up our normal dinner routines is the worry that trying new recipes would be a lot of work. Quite the contrary, there are plenty of options out there that are simple to put together, offer unique flavors, and will keep you on your diet.

This Keto chicken adobo recipe with cauliflower rice is the perfect meal to try tonight. The Filipino inspired dish is all about making protein as tasty as possible, with a minimal amount of work. And, the cauliflower rice is the best choice to accompany the saucy dish.

Tips on Processing Cauliflower Rice

I am going to be honest here, I don’t know what the big deal about rice is. I understand that it is a cheap and easy carb. But, it is so flavorless and doesn’t add any depth to recipes. It’s basically just a filler, and it was one of the easiest things to give up for the Keto diet.

Cauliflower rice, however, is even easier to make, better for you, and actually has some taste to it. To get it ready just take the flowers and add them to a food processor. Blend it up until it is a small consistent size, emulating rice. Then, all you have to do is fry it up in a pan for a few minutes. A bit of water may help the cauliflower to soften more quickly.

What Is Adobo All About?

Adobo is a simple idea. It is about marinating protein in and frying it up quickly. The balance of sweet, sour, and savory make it a dish that bursts with taste. The recipe below makes things simple by skipping the marinating step, but, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t feel free to leave the chicken in the sauce for an hour or two.

The dish is also great with other proteins. Chicken breast is simple and soaks up flavor well, but you can try this same recipe with beef or pork.

A Few Ingredients To Add To Your Adobo

This is an excellent dish on its own, but just like anything, there is room for some changes. Cooking is all about making things taste the way your palate wants. Here are a few options of Keto ingredients that you can add to your next chicken adobo:

  • Green Onion
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms

Keto Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe with Cauliflower Rice #keto #recipe

Keto Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe with Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: Filipino


This delicious adobo recipe will make your night.


For the chicken adobo

For the cauliflower rice

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, processed into rice-like pieces
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil (60 ml), to cook with


  1. Add the avocado oil into a large frying pan.  Add the chopped chicken breast, onion, and garlic.  Saute until the chicken is cooked.
  2. Add in the tamari sauce and apple cider vinegar and place a lid on the pan.  Simmer for 10 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken periodically.
  3. To make the cauliflower rice, sauté the cauliflower pieces in the coconut oil on high heat for 5 minutes until softened.
  4. Serve the chicken adobo on top of the cauliflower rice.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 7 g.


  • Calories: 679
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fat: 48 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 49 g
Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.