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Chicken Ginger Stir Fry Over Cauliflower Rice

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Chicken Ginger Stir Fry Over Cauliflower Rice

As i’ve mentioned before, Lyle and I completed our first “Whole 30” last month.  Going through this process has not only changed my approach to certain foods, but also challenged us to try new foods that I previously “didn’t like”.  Enter: cauliflower.

I have a distinct memory from my childhood of my parents refusing to let my sister and I leave the table until we finished our broccoli and cauliflower at dinner.  This inevitably led to tears and a meltdown because I was an extremely overdramatic child…sorry mom and dad, but in my defense, you served me steamed cauliflower.  Gross.

Since grains aren’t allowed during the Whole 30, we started trying out cauliflower rice as a way to complete some of our go-to dishes.  I have to say, I was really surprised when we first tried cauliflower rice because I actually liked it.

We prefer to buy the head of cauliflower and “rice it” ourselves in the food processor (just pulse it a few times–15 to 20? to get the consistency you like).  I did try to buy the Trader Joe’s pre-made cauliflower rice during the Whole 30 and I couldn’t eat it.  Maybe it was all mental, but who knows.

This dish packs a punch with garlic, ginger, lime juice and red curry paste in the sauce.  It’s flavorful, but balanced with the addition of the almond butter and coconut aminos.  I’m sure most of you are wondering what the heck coconut aminos are.  On the Whole 30, soy sauce is a no-no since you can’t have any soy products.  Coconut aminos are a great replacement for soy sauce, with just a slightly sweeter taste.  You can find them in the health food sections of most stores or on Amazon.

Print Recipe
Chicken Ginger Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian, Poultry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Stir Fry
Stir Fry Sauce
Cauliflower Rice
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian, Poultry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Stir Fry
Stir Fry Sauce
Cauliflower Rice
Instructions
  1. Make sure you cut up all of your vegetables, garnish and chicken (on a separate cutting board, with a separate knife) ahead of time. This dish cooks quickly once you start.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Add half of your cauliflower florets to the food processor, and pulse 10-20 times or until your cauliflower gets to a large grain rice-like consistency. Make sure that you're actually pulsing 10-20 times and not just holding down the button for 10-20 seconds or you'll end up with mush. You will need to do half of your cauliflower at a time and then throw the riced cauliflower into a bowl until you're ready to cook it.
  4. Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Add your broccoli florets and drizzle with the sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper and throw in the oven to roast. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes, just check and toss it after 6 and time accordingly. You want your broccoli to be slightly crispy but still pliable.
  6. In a large deep pan or wok over medium-high heat, add some ghee or olive oil and allow to heat until it's fragrant. Add in the cubed chicken, season with salt and pepper (and any other seasoning you like--I used Everything Bagel from Trader Joe's here), and brown. Make sure that you allow the chicken to full brown on the one side until you flip to another. It should take about 4 minutes on the one side over medium-high heat for it to fully brown before you flip.
  7. Once the chicken is fully cooked through, move it to one side of the pan and add in the peppers, and zucchini.
  8. Allow the peppers and zucchini to brown slightly before stirring and incorporating the rest of the veggies. Sauté the veggies until softened. Do not add the green onions here since you're just going to use them as a garnish at the end.
  9. In another large pan over medium heat, add the ghee, cauliflower rice, and chicken stock (if using). Cover and allow to steam for 3 minutes.
  10. Pour the sauce over the vegetable/chicken stir fry and allow to simmer for a few minutes to thicken.
  11. At this point your broccoli should be done. You can either add it to the chicken/vegetable mixture at this point or just add it to the plates separately to keep it more crispy.
  12. Stir the cauliflower rice and allow to cook for another minute before turning off the heat.
  13. Serve the vegetable/chicken mixture over the cauliflower rice and top with the roasted broccoli, cilantro, and green onions. Add additional lime or Sriracha (if not on the Whole 30) as desired. Enjoy!
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