A super healthy and low carb Chicken Bowl, loaded with roasted vegetables and cauliflower rice.
This post is sponsored by Holland House Cooking Wines.
I’ve fallen more and more in love with cauliflower rice since it started becoming popular. The fact that it’s low carb and keto friendly makes it more of an easy choice over regular brown rice. And more and more stores are carrying it already prepared so all you have to do is throw it in a pan, add some fresh herbs and a squirt of fresh lime juice and you’re ready to make it a full meal.
And that’s what I did with this. The faux rice is topped (heavily) with a mixture of roasted vegetables, I used broccoli, peppers, zucchini and brussels sprouts, but you could easily use others if you prefer.
More great vegetable choices you could add to your chicken bowl-
- Sweet potatoes
- Yellow squash
- Butternut squash
- Green beans
Cooking the chicken for my chicken bowl!
Usually, I always buy chicken breasts but I totally think it’s true when people tell me that chicken thighs have way more flavor. Buy boneless and skinless thighs and you’ll make the recipe so much easier too.
I seared them in a really hot cast iron pan and finished them in a hot oven. But just before they hit the oven I gave the chicken thighs a generous splash of Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine. The chicken cooks fast but because we’re using thighs, they don’t dry out as quickly as chicken breasts and the marsala cooking wine also helps to keep them moist.
As soon as they’re done, lay them on a cutting board and with a sharp knife roughly chop them into thin slices. This recipe will easily feed two people and between the marsala flavored chicken and the sweetly caramelized veggies, this is one meal you’ll always be making!
Chicken Bowl with Roasted Vegetables and Cauliflower Rice
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 red pepper sliced thinly
- 1/2 yellow pepper sliced thinly
- 2 cups brussels sprouts, halved or quartered
- 1 zucchini diced
- 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 3 tbsp Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine
- 3 cups cooked cauliflower rice
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
- 1 lime
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the broccoli, sliced peppers, brussels sprouts and zucchini on a large baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes and then stir the veggies around a bit. Bake for another 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, season the chicken thighs with salt and black pepper.
Heat the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil in an oven-safe pan. Add the chicken and sear on one side for about 4 minutes.
Turn the chicken over and add the marsala cooking wine. Place the pan in the oven.
Roast the chicken for 15 minutes and it’s no longer pink in the middle.
Combine the cauliflower rice, thyme and lime juice.
Arrange the cauliflower rice in a bowl along with some of the roasted veggies and sliced chicken.
- Serve with teriyaki sauce (optional)