Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

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These Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls are not only super easy to make, but they’re DELICIOUS and loaded with flavor, thanks to these new Balanced Bites spices!

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

I still remember the days when I had basically 3 spices in my entire kitchen…salt, pepper, garlic powder, and maybe some chili powder, for good measure. Then I ditched processed foods and started eating real food, annnnnnnd suddenly I have approximately 100,000 spices, give or take a few. Anyone feel me here? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

I’ve been meaning to clean out my spice cabinet foreverrrr, as I knew some of the spices were super old, but just about everything else was more important. That was until these new spice blends showed up from my friend Diane Sanfilippo! Suddenly cleaning my spice cabinet became the most important item on my to do list, cause I needed to make room for these GORGEOUS bottles! It’s the little things that make me happy, and my newly organized spice cabinet makes me SO HAPPY! If you know me, this isn’t a surprise. Organization is my JAM.

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

I LOVE the BIG glass bottles that these spices come in and have already tried each of the blends – they’re amazing!! They make eating real food SO easy, as you can turn a super simple meal into something really special with just a few shakes of any of these spices. I used the Mega Meg blend to create these Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls, and both my husband and I couldn’t get over how tasty it turned out! I loaded these bowls with chicken, bacon, asparagus, cauliflower rice, avocado & chives – what’s not to love?

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

These Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls are insanely easy to make, and only use one pan! I mean, who doesn’t love having fewer dishes to wash?! These bowls are a complete meal and will leave you feeling ready to crush your day.

I remember the first time I discovered cauliflower rice years ago – it was a game changer! It has a similar texture to regular white rice, with the bonus of getting in extra veggies! You can either make your own cauliflower rice for these bowls using the directions from my recipe (leaving out the seasonings), or you can easily purchase pre-made cauli rice from stores such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Costco and even Target. I purchase mine pre-made…because…#TeamEasy.

You can grab these spices for yourself HERE

 

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Enjoy this recipe for my Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls!

 

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Yield: 4-5 Bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil , ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 6 cups cauliflower rice (store bought or homemade)
  • 4-5 slices bacon, cut into ½” pieces
  • 1.25 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ bunch asparagus, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2-3 tablespoons Mega Med Spice Blend (or to taste)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut oil/ghee/butter in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the cauliflower rice to the pan and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until it’s cooked to your liking. Season with salt & pepper, to taste. Place the cauliflower rice into a clean bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the bacon to the same pan that you cooked the cauliflower rice in, and cook until crispy. Place the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels, leaving the fat in the pan.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and sauté until cooked through. Add the asparagus to the pan with the chicken and sauté until cooked to your liking. Drain any fat from the pan. Add the Mega Med Spice Blend to the pan and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Layer the bowls with cauliflower rice and top with the chicken, asparagus, bacon, avocado and chives. Enjoy!
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Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

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11 Responses

  1. Stacey
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    YUM!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      <3 <3 <3

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  3. Bridgett
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    What spices can I substitute for the Mega Med mix?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      You can really substitute any spices you’d like!

  4. Denise
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    Any ideas for side dishes that would pair nicely with this meal?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Hi Denise! This is more of a complete meal, but could definitely be served with side dishes as well. Off the top of my head I’m thinking of my Bacon & Chive Squash Fritters, my yam or carrot and parsnip fries would be great with this! You can find all of the recipes here – http://livinglovingpaleo.com/recipe-index/

      Hope that helps!

  5. Teresa
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    Does the recipe have chives or green onions? Recipe says chives, but picture looks like green onions. A lot of people think they’re the same, but they’re not.

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      These are garlic chives, straight from my garden 🙂

  6. Crystal M.
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    Thanks for the amazing recipe! By any chance do you know what the calories is in this dish?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      So glad you liked it, Crystal! I don’t have the nutritional info for my recipes (as I don’t track any macros/calories), but you could easily put the ingredients into MyFitnessPal if you’d like to find the calorie count. Hope that helps!

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