by Olena

Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans

by Olena

Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans Recipe cooked with spicy harissa sauce in one pan. This delicious healthy dinner is ready in 30 minutes.

As majority of us are trying to get rid off of extra lbs after the Holidays, I thought we could all appreciate a quick lightened up classic. Chicken cauliflower rice and beans is veggie, protein and flavour packed, and yet lower in carbs.

The secret ingredient is cauliflower “rice”. You can either make your own using a food processor or buy one at Trader Joe’s, Costco or Walmart. Pretty much anywhere. And if you are looking for ways to cook with it, check our my 25 cauliflower rice recipes, as well as 20 Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice recipes.

How to Make Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans

  1. In a food processor, add cauliflower in batches and process until “rice” forms. Just watch closely and do not over process into mush. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Preheat large and deep non-stick skillet on medium – high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add cauliflower “rice” and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or until a bit golden, stirring frequently and watching closely not to burn. In the last minute of cooking add 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of ground black pepper. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans Recipe cooked with spicy harissa sauce in one pan. This delicious healthy dinner is ready in 30 minutes.
  3. Return skillet on medium heat and swirl olive oil to coat (If necessary scrape off small bits of cauliflower “rice”). Add onion, garlic and green bell peppers; cook for 7 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium – high, add chicken and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans Recipe cooked with spicy harissa sauce in one pan. This delicious healthy dinner is ready in 30 minutes.
  4. Add remaining salt, tomato sauce, black beans and Mina Harissa; stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in “rice” and sprinkle with green onions. Serve hot on its own or with extra brown rice for those extra hungry people, if desired.:)Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans Recipe cooked with spicy harissa sauce in one pan. This delicious healthy dinner is ready in 30 minutes.

Disclosure: I was compensated for my time to develop this recipe. I recommend only products I love and tried myself.

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Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans

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Chicken Cauliflower Rice and Beans Recipe cooked with spicy harissa sauce in one pan. This delicious healthy dinner is ready in 30 minutes.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (7 – 8″) cauliflower head, separated into large florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce, low sodium
  • 2 x 14 oz can low sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Mina Harissa
  • 3 tbsp green onions, chopped
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add cauliflower in batches and process until “rice” forms. Just watch closely and do not over process into mush. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Preheat large and deep non-stick skillet on medium – high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add cauliflower “rice” and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or until a bit golden, stirring frequently and watching closely not to burn. In the last minute of cooking add 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of ground black pepper. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Return skillet on medium heat and swirl olive oil to coat (If necessary scrape off small bits of cauliflower “rice”). Add onion, garlic and green bell peppers; cook for 7 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium – high, add chicken and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add remaining salt, tomato sauce, black beans and Mina Harissa; stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in “rice” and sprinkle with green onions. Serve hot on its own or with extra brown rice for those extra hungry people, if desired.:)

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 5 days.

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Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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