Healthy Arroz con Pollo with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Sep 27 2016

Rice, Rice, Maybe…

Rice is fine in moderation, but those moderate portions tend to be disappointingly small. Does that mean we need to skip classics like arroz con pollo? Not a chance! Just use cauliflower rice instead...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Arroz Con Pollo, Por Favor Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (1 chicken cutlet with about 1 1/4 cups veggies): 240 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 714mg sodium, 21g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 31.5g protein

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes


4 cups roughly chopped cauliflower (or HG Alternative)

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/4 tsp. turmeric

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Four 4-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/8 tsp. paprika

3/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups sliced red bell pepper

1 cup chopped onion

2 cups seeded and chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

1 cup frozen peas

3/4 cup chicken broth

2 bay leaves

Optional seasonings: additional salt and black pepper


Pulse cauliflower in a blender until reduced to rice-sized pieces, working in batches as needed. Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with oregano, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.

Pound chicken to 1/2-inch thickness. Season with black pepper, paprika, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Bring a large pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook chicken for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate, and cover to keep warm.

Remove pot from heat; clean, if needed. Re-spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion. Cook and stir until mostly softened, 6 - 8 minutes.

Add tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook and stir until tomatoes have softened, about 3 minutes.

Add seasoned cauliflower rice, peas, chicken broth, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 6 minutes.

Uncover pot. Cook and stir until cauliflower rice is tender, about 4 minutes.

Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve chicken over rice.


HG Alternative: Instead of blending 4 cups of roughly chopped cauliflower into rice-sized pieces, use 3 cups premade cauliflower rice or crumbles, like the kinds by Trader Joe's and Green Giant.

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