Keto Spanish Rice with Chicken

Low Carb Keto Arroz con Pollo (Spanish Rice with Chicken)

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This is a Keto Spanish Rice with Chicken recipe, a low carb Arroz con Pollo, if you will.  It’s cauliflower rice so each serving has just 8g net carbs.


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Chicken Breasts:

  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Spanish Rice:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, small diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell peppers, small diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers, small diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 24 oz riced cauliflower (6 cups), fresh or frozen*
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce


Step 1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 2.  Place chicken breasts in a large baking dish or roasting pan and brush with olive oil, front and back.  Mix together chicken spices and sprinkle on top of the breasts, front and back.  Bake for 15-18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.  Tent with tin foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting into 1/2 inch wide slices.

Step 3.  While the chicken is baking, heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over Medium heat.  Add onion, bell peppers, and jalapeno pepper and saute until softened, 3-4 minutes.  Add garlic and saute until fragrant, 1 minute.  Add spices and cook for 1 more minute. 

Step 4.  Add cauliflower rice to the pan and saute until moisture is released, 8-10 minutes.  Taste for doneness and cook a little longer if desired.

Step 5.  Add tomato sauce to the pan and cook for 1 minute.

Step 6.  Serve rice topped with sliced chicken breast.  


*You can use frozen cauliflower rice straight from the freezer.  Just add an extra minute or two.


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