Flavor Without the Salt: Exploring NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning + Chicken Recipe

Flavor Without the Salt: Exploring NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning + Chicken Recipe

Adobo seasoning is a flavorful blend of spices used extensively in Filipino, Mexican, and Caribbean cuisine. Traditionally, it includes a good amount of salt for taste and preservation. But what if you love the taste of adobo and want to limit your sodium intake?

Here's where NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning comes in! This unique blend captures the essence of adobo without any added salt, making it a perfect choice for those watching their sodium intake or following a low-salt diet for health reasons.

Benefits of Salt-Free Seasoning:

  • Sodium Reduction: The biggest perk, of course, is the significant reduction in sodium. This is especially beneficial for those with high blood pressure or following a doctor's recommendation to limit sodium.
  • Flavor Boost: Just because it's salt-free doesn't mean it lacks flavor! NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning packs a powerful punch of spices to keep your dishes interesting.
  • Versatility: This seasoning isn't just for meats! Use it to add depth to vegetables, soups, stews, and even popcorn!

Recipe Ideas with NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning:

  • Baked Chicken Adobo: Marinate chicken pieces in a mixture of olive oil, lime juice, and NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning. Bake until cooked through, and enjoy the delicious adobo flavors without the added salt.

  • Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry: Sauté your favorite vegetables with shrimp, then toss everything in a sauce made with soy sauce, a touch of honey, and NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning. This is a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

  • Cauliflower Rice Adobo Bowl: For a vegetarian option, use riced cauliflower as your base. Saute it with some olive oil and NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning, then top it with your favorite adobo-marinated tofu or tempeh.

NouBess Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning opens a door to a world of flavorful possibilities for those on a low-sodium diet. With its versatility and focus on natural ingredients, it's a great addition to any spice rack!


Adobo Chicken with Noubess Adobo Seasoning (Salt-Free)

This recipe captures the classic Filipino adobo flavors without any added salt, thanks to the Noubess Adobo seasoning.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (or your preferred cut)
  • 2 tbsp Noubess Adobo Seasoning (salt-free)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (full-fat or lite)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 whole head garlic, cloves separated and smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper (optional)


  1. Marinate the chicken: Pat the chicken dry and season generously with Noubess Adobo Seasoning on all sides. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, coconut milk, vinegar, garlic cloves, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight for deeper flavor.
  2. Brown the chicken: Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade (reserve the marinade) and sear them skin-side down for 5-7 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. If using, add the chopped onion and bell pepper to the pot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Simmer and thicken: Pour the reserved marinade into the pot with the chicken and vegetables. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender. Remove the lid and increase heat to medium. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken.
  4. Serve: Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Spoon the thickened sauce over the chicken and garnish with chopped green onions (optional). Serve with steamed rice.


  • Taste the sauce after simmering and adjust the acidity with a touch of brown sugar or honey if desired.
  • For a richer sauce, thicken it further by mixing a cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water) into the simmering sauce.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy this delicious and flavorful take on classic adobo chicken!

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