Entrees, Keto-friendly

Chicken Afritada, Keto-Friendly [Take 1]

I recently started the keto diet, just to see if it would work for me. My body fat loss efforts have plateaued for the past year, even though I’ve been consistently eating “clean.” I heard about the keto diet from a couple of friends, and it seemed to be an effective method for body fat loss. In a nutshell, the keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet, with 5% carbs, 70% fats, and 25% proteins. No breads, rice, noodles, grains, high-sugar fruits and sweets. It’s been really difficult grocery shopping and eating out, but I’m definitely seeing results! I lost 4 pounds in 2-3 weeks.

But this diet also makes cooking Filipino food pretty challenging. Like seriously? NO RICE? It’s almost blasphemy. I’ve found that greens and cauliflower rice are decent substitutes. So when I decided to cook chicken afritada for the first time, I had to scan the recipe to see what ingredients I had to substitute.┬áThe recipe called for carrots, which I replaced with chopped orange bell pepper, and potatoes, which I just didn’t use.

Ingredients Used:

  • Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Tenders, 1lb
  • Onion, 1/2 diced
  • Garlic, 2 cloves
  • Medium tomato, diced
  • Tomato sauce, 1 cup
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Soy Sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Fish Sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste




Notes For Next Time:

    • Use less water or add more chicken, was more like a soup


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