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Green Chicken Chile Over Cauliflower Rice
Introducing a delicious and nutritious meal perfect for those following a low carb and high protein diet: Green Chicken Chile with Cauliflower Rice! This mouthwatering dish combines tender, seasoned chicken pieces in a mildly spiced green chile sauce served over a bed of cauliflower rice.
The cauliflower rice provides a fantastic alternative to traditional rice, cutting down on carbs without sacrificing flavor or texture. Easy to make and packed with flavor, this Green Chicken Chile with Cauliflower Rice is sure to become a favorite for anyone looking to enjoy a satisfying, healthy meal.
Enjoy it as a hearty lunch or a comforting dinner, and savor the delightful combination of flavors and textures in every bite!
Here are some serving suggestions to accompany your Green Chicken Chile with Cauliflower Rice:
Salad: Serve a fresh, crisp mixed green salad on the side, dressed with a light vinaigrette or lemon juice and olive oil. This adds a refreshing contrast to the warm, flavorful chicken chile.
Steamed or roasted vegetables: Pair the dish with steamed or roasted low-carb vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus, bell peppers, or green beans for added color and nutrients.
Avocado slices: Top your Green Chicken Chile with Cauliflower Rice with a few slices of avocado, adding creaminess and healthy fats to your meal.
Low-carb tortillas or lettuce wraps: Serve your Green Chicken Chile with Cauliflower Rice alongside low-carb tortillas or large lettuce leaves for a fun, interactive meal where everyone can make their own wraps.
Cheese (Lifestyle program): Sprinkle some shredded cheese (such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a Mexican blend) on top of the dish for extra flavor and richness. Opt for reduced-fat cheese if you are looking for a healthier option.
Lime wedges: Serve lime wedges on the side for a burst of citrus flavor that brightens the dish and complements the green chile sauce.
Fresh herbs: Garnish the dish with additional chopped cilantro, green onions, or even a sprinkle of chopped parsley for a pop of color and freshness.
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) jar green chile salsa (sugar-free, low carb)
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
4 cups cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)
Prepare the cauliflower rice: If using fresh cauliflower, pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until they resemble rice grains. If using frozen cauliflower rice, follow the package instructions to cook.
In a large skillet or pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent.
Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
Add the chicken pieces to the skillet, cooking until lightly browned on all sides.
Stir in the green chile salsa, diced green chiles, ground cumin, dried oregano, black pepper, and salt. Mix well to combine.
Add the low-sodium chicken broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the cauliflower rice following the package instructions if using frozen, or sauté the fresh cauliflower rice in a separate skillet with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper until tender.
When the chicken is cooked, remove the skillet from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
Serve the green chicken chile over the cauliflower rice, and enjoy your low carb, high protein, and diabetic-friendly meal!
Optional: Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, sliced avocado
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