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This recipe looks delicious, but would it matter if I used olive oil instead of the coconut oil? Do you think it would impair the flavour that much? Thanks for your recipes – they are all lovely.
Hi, Jackie! It’s totally fine to use olive oil for this recipe!
Hi – just wondering why you specify dried bay leaves instead of fresh. We happen to have a prolific bay tree in our yard. and I normally go out and cut a couple for any recipe.
Most bay trees in peoples’ yards in the US are the California bay. I specify the dried bay because it comes from the milder Turkish bay. I used fresh bay on my first test of this recipe and I found it to be too strong and menthol-ish for this particular recipe. If you’re using fresh bay, I might try just one bay leaf to start. Thanks for the great question!
Sounds good! I’m not sure I would call it “paleo” because of the rice, maybe “gluten free”?
The recipe itself is paleo (with gluten free option). Of course, if you add the rice, it’s not paleo– though many folks on the paleo diet do eat some white rice.
Can you tell me how many calories are in this dish? It looks amazing but I am trying to eat healthily as I am on a diet.
Ger, I’d recommend inputting the ingredients into an online calorie calculator. I like the one from MyFitnessPal: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator.
What types of veggies would this go well with? Thanks!
I think almost any veggies go well with adobo. A quick broccoli or cauliflower stir fry would be amazing or even bok choy or kale would be delicious. For a root veggie option, perhaps try ginger glazed carrots.
An interesting way of cooking chicken and it looks really delicious and super tender too!
Filipino adobo with soy sauce is a regional variant. White adobo (with salt and no soy sauce) is much older. White adobo variants are still cooked today.
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Excuse my ignorance–what is ‘paleo’? Love your website!
Paleo is a way of eating that involves staying away from processed foods, grains, and dairy. Thanks for your kind words!