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Chicken Adobo Recipe

Atkins Chicken Adobo
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 16 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tsp Garlic
  • 29/48 each Bay Leaf
  • 1 1/2 tsp 100% Organic Black Peppercorns
  • 8 tbsp Tamari Soybean Sauce
  • 24 oz Chicken Leg, bone-in, with skin
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 3 tbsp Canola Vegetable Oil


  1. In a large baking dish, combine 1 cup vinegar, minced garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns (use pink peppercorns if available) and 1/2 cup tamari. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate 1 hour in the refrigerator. 
  3. Transfer chicken and marinade to a large saucepan. Add broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and continue cooking marinade until it is reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes, skimming off the fat.
  5. Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  6. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Brown chicken in batches, about 2 minutes per side.
  7. To serve, transfer chicken to a deep platter and serve with the heated sauce. 

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)