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Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cut the carbs and greasy take-out and still get your chicken fried rice fix with this 25 minute chicken cauliflower fried rice recipe.  Cauliflower fried rice is a delicious, easy, and healthy fried rice substitute! 

Categories 30 Minute Meal, Clean, Healthy, Make It Healthy
Difficulty Easy
Keyword cauliflower chicken fried rice, cauliflower rice recipes with chicken, chicken cauliflower fried rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 meals
Calories 368 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 2 tbsp sesame oil, divided
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 cup (frozen) edamame
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 stalks green onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • 2 eggs


  1. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add some sesame oil.
  2. Season the boneless, skinless chicken breasts with kosher salt and pepper, then place into the hot oil.
  3. Cook for 4-6 minutes per side, turning occasionally, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Once it’s cooked through, remove from the pan, dice into bite-size pieces, and set aside.
  5. To make the cauliflower rice, grate a head of cauliflower using a kitchen grater (or you can also use a food processor).
  6. Once you’ve grated all the cauliflower, add to that same pan, adding a little more sesame oil if needed.
  7. Cook the cauliflower rice over med-high heat until tender. Then, remove from the pan and set aside.
  8. Add the diced carrots into the empty pan and cook until they’re mostly tender, followed by the low sodium soy sauce, peanut butter, and chili paste and stir to combine.
  9. Add the frozen edamame, minced garlic, and sliced green onions, and cook until heated through.
Return the cauliflower rice and diced chicken back to the pan, and stir to incorporate.
  10. Push the fried chicken cauliflower rice mixture to one side of the skillet and pour the eggs into the empty side of the pan and then scramble. Once the eggs are mostly scrambled, break up with a spatula and combine with the rice mixture.
  11. Serve hot, topped with sliced green onions, if desired.

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Recipe Notes

Nutritional info provided is for 2 cups of the cauliflower rice, which is one meal.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 meal)
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 958mg40%
Potassium 1391mg40%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 5250IU105%
Vitamin C 107.3mg130%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.