Skillet Cauliflower “Arroz” Con Pollo

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Skillet Cauliflower “Arroz” Con Pollo (Spanish chicken and rice) is a dish I grew up eating and is pure comfort food to me. This low-carb version swaps the rice for veggies, which means larger portions with 85% fewer calories than rice

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Ingredients   [ For 2 to 4 people ]    [   Preparation time : 15 minute  –  Cooking time : 15 minutes  ]

  • 4 skinless, drumsticks on the bone
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sazon seasoning (store bought or homemade)
  • 12 oz bag Green Giant Riced Cauliflower Medley (use Green Giant Riced Cauliflower for Whole30/Paleo)
  • 2 tablespoons pitted green olives, 1 tablespoon brine

 

Preparation Method

  1. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon oregano and black pepper.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add 1/2 teaspoon of oil and sauté the chicken until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside. Wipe the skillet.
  3. Heat remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons oil in the skillet, then add onions, peppers, garlic, and cilantro. Sauté, stirring about 2 minutes. Add water, tomato paste, season, 1/4 teaspoon salt and return the chicken to the skillet. Cover and cook on medium-low heat 30 minutes, turning half way until the chicken is tender and cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate.
  4. Add the Green Giant Riced Veggies, increase heat to medium-high and stir well, return the chicken to the skillet, add the olives with a little of the brine (liquid) from the olive jar, cover and simmer until heated through about 6 minutes.

Enjoy it !!

 

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