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CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH CHICKEN RECIPE

This "fried rice" dish is one you can feel good about. Not only do you cut carbs by swapping white rice for riced cauliflower, but the recipe is packed with protein and an array of nutrients. For example, cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, celery is high in essential minerals like folate along with potassium while the phytochemicals in onions help boost immunity and carrots deliver a nice dose of beta-carotene. Even better are the bold flavors. The ginger and garlic come through beautifully and the red pepper flakes add just the right amount of heat.

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 free range chicken breast or two chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sliced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 cups riced cauliflower (about 1 head)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized
  2. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high.
  3. Add the chicken and season with a generous pinch of salt and black pepper.
  4. Cook while stirring for about 10 minutes or until chicken is opaque and juices run clear.
  5. Transfer to a platter and set aside.
  6. Add another tablespoon of oil into the skillet used to cook the chicken and heat over medium-high.
  7. Add the onion, celery, and carrots.
  8. Cook while stirring for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables soften.
  9. Add the red pepper flakes, ground ginger, and
  10. Continue to cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  11. Lower the heat to medium before adding in the riced cauliflower.
  12. Cook for 5 minutes while stirring.
  13. Return the chicken to the skillet.
  14. Stir in the fresh cilantro.
  15. Serve. Enjoy!

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