Chicken with Baked Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Rice

For my Paleo journey I have had some awesome meals already this week! This morning I had scrambled eggs mixed with the left over of a Chipotle salad from last night (lettuce, chicken, steak, salsa and guac!) and a banana and was totally stuffed! I have been snacking on walnuts from my granpa’s walnut tree before the gym and then chowing down on some awesome salads with homemade dressing over lunch! One of the things I have found that I’m obsessed with in the Paleo world is cauliflower rice! This recipe takes some garden fresh veggies and really jazzes it up!!

8oz chicken breast – this was giant!!
4 cauliflower ‘flowers’
a little hot pepper of your liking
onion, shallots, bell pepper
small sweet potato
garlic, evoo, butter, salt & pepper

Heat oven to 400F, wrap potato in foil and bake for 40 minutes. Pound out your chicken breast so that it has an even thickness throughout. Throw in a bag with a marinade of your choice. I did a sesame ginger and soy sauce combo. It was alright but the sesame ginger was no sodium and the soy was low sodium so it was a little bland. I admittedly ended up dipping it in ketchup, sinful I know, but it rescues any under whelming chicken. With about 20 minutes left on your timer get out your food processor. Pulse hot pepper and cauliflower until you get rice sized balls. In a medium frying pan heat up EVOO, garlic, onion, shallot, and bell pepper. Cook until the onions are to your liking. At the same time get your chicken going on the stove and cook until the juice run clear. When the onions are cooked to your liking throw in your cauliflower mixture, salt, pepper, and a little bit of butter into the pan. mix around till every one is incorporated, throw a lid on and remove from heat. The steam will cook the cauliflower for you and give the flavors time to marry! If you had the patience to wait 40 minutes for your potato more power to you and treat yourself to some butter and whatever else you car to throw on it. I did not let the tot cook long enough so I ended up cutting it into pieces and tossing with some butter and sea salt. Enjoy!!

Deathly hot pepper from my uncles garden

The itty bitty pepper piece I used for the rice

Beginning of rice


Rice add ins


so prettttty

If only the chicken weren’t bland!!

snuggles with jaxy kitten is the perfect way to round out a delicious dinner

how can you not adore this nugget

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8 replies

  1. Ohh that pepper looks AWESOME!! I love hot peppers.


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