Whole30 Thai Chicken Cauliflower Rice
Easy thai chicken cauliflower rice. A delicious, whole30, and paleo family meal! You can even make this dish ahead of time, freeze it, and eat later! Easy whole30 meal prep.
Comin’ at you with all the freshness of summer and the tasty things I’ve been making in my kitchen.
Now… I haven’t really been cooking that much for the blog lately, if you’ve noticed…
It’s been more like the free spirit, bare feet, throw-everything-my-heart-feels-like-in-and-see-how-it-turns-out cooking style lately.
Without making it instagram worthy pretty or taking pictures.
Just me enjoying real food without the pressure of making it perfect.
But, this one was too good not to share (I also have a feeling that those flourless pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie smoothie was too good not to share, but we’ll save that for the later fall months, k?).
Ahhh, okay. Who’s in the mood for some I-wanna-dance-around-the-kitchen-so-good chicken and rice?
Yeah, me too. 🙂
thai with dates 🙂
I absolutely LOVE cooking with dates!
Something about the wholesomeness gives me happy feelings in my tummy and I get pretty jazzed about the whole ordeal.
I’ve been having some serious cravings for extra protein and all the veg, so it’s back to the (not so) basics with this skillet dish.
I have many cast iron skillets in my kitchen, but this is my most recent fave.
I’m always reaching for it over my others, because first of all, it’s just so pretty!
My favorite feature is probably that I can touch the handle after it being on the stove- and not burn from the heat!
NO hot hands over here. 🙂
This Stargazer cast iron skillet is definitely a necessity for this dish, in my opinion. It makes cooking so much faster and enjoyable!
Sometimes, it’s necessary to take a step back and observe you’re life to see where there are needs and what needs a little extra healing or love.
For me, that looks like cutting back on hours, putting my phone, social, and email on hold and getting back to the basics of life to doing some soul searching. For reals. 🙂
It’s so refreshing!
I’m hoping to share more in a bit!
In the mean time, why not check out some oldies like:
Lemon Thyme Grilled Salmon and Cauli Rice
Paleo Chicken Caesar Cobb Salad
Healthy Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes With Frosting.
Keep alll that chocolateeee coming! 🙂
Okay, let’s eat.
More like this:
Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Italian Spaghetti Squash With Meatballs
- 1/3 cup dates pitted
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons red curry paste
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup coconut aminos
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- lime juice from 1 lime
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
- Puree ingredients for sauce in a blender until smooth.
- Marinate chicken breast in 1/3 the sauce and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Cook chicken on either a grill pan or skillet (I did both!). Place chicken on a well greased pan, cover with a lid, and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through (there should be no pink on inside when cut open).
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove, and add broccoli to cast iron skillet and cook in leftover juices until it's soft, but not mushy.
- In the cast iron skillet, pour the rest of the sauce over the cauliflower rice and cook for about 10 minutes until soft (stirring on occasion to prevent sticking to the pan). Then serve with chicken and broccoli.
Whole30 Thai Chicken Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1175mg 49%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 50%
Vitamin C 81%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Is that broccoli rabe? It looks like broccolini? I purchased broccoli rabe for this recipe per the ingredients but now that I’m about to cook it, the rabe seems much leafier? Am I supposed to de-leaf the rabe?
Hi Christina, you can leave the leafs on- that’s what I do (they just kind wilted in the picture).
Which chili paste do you use?
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Wow! This was soooo good! Definitely making again! Making your zucchini bread as well! It’s in the oven and I can’t wait to try it!
Great to hear Naomi!
This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! Your pictures are great, too.
This was so good! Instant hit with my entire family which isn’t usual! lol The sauce in the caulirice was delicious!
Thank you Michele!
The chili paste you recommend isn’t Whole30 compliant… it’s made with peanut oil.
How do you make the cauliflower rice? Or is there a brand you recommend?
Hi Less, I get it from Costco or Trader Joe’s, but you can also make it at home by mincing it in a food processor.