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Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

This Garlic Butter Chicken with Cheesy Cauliflower Rice is a flavorful, delicious and easy meal the entire family will love.

Chicken is the go-to protein in our house. It’s typically the cheapest to buy to feed a family and it’s one thing I don’t have to fight the kids on eating. However, the same few chicken recipes get old after a while. There are a couple family favorites that I’ll always keep in rotation, like Pineapple Chicken, Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings, and Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken, but I love to try new recipes as frequently as possible.

This Garlic Butter Chicken, which I typically make with Cheesy Cauliflower Rice, is one of those recipes. With just a few ingredients, I’m able to make a flavorful dinner that the entire family loves.

The Garlic Butter Chicken portion of this recipe is simple. The chicken is coated with a mixture of Parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic and paprika then cooked in a skillet with melted butter. Since the garlic is in the breading, the flavor comes through in every bite.

I cut my chicken breasts in half length-wise so two chicken breasts are four portions, enough to feed the entire family.

Now let’s talk about this Cheesy Cauliflower Rice. It’s an easy cauliflower rice recipe that is absolutely delicious. Cauliflower rice is so much healthier than regular rice, even when loaded with cheese because you get all of the health benefits of cauliflower. While you can make cauliflower rice from scratch, I like to just buy frozen cauliflower rice for my easy cauliflower rice recipe because it just saves so much time.

I love cauliflower rice because when cooked properly, it tastes just like regular rice. You can do so much with it and prepare it to taste like almost anything you want and it’s great when you’re craving a carb-filled rice side dish but don’t want the carbs.

This Cheesy Cauliflower Rice is loaded with garlic, making it the perfect side dish for Garlic Butter Chicken. What’s better is that you can even cook everything in one pan. In fact, I recommend it because it provides extra flavor for the easy cauliflower rice.

How To Make Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice:

Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

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By Laura
Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 30 min

This Garlic Butter Chicken with Cheesy Cauliflower Rice is a flavorful, delicious and easy meal the entire family will love.

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken:
  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise to for 4 portions
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ c. Grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 2 Cloves of garlic grated
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • For the Cauliflower:
  • 3 c. Riced cauliflower
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable or chicken stock
  • ¼ c. Chopped parsley
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

1

Combine ½ c. parmesan cheese, 1 tsp. Paprika,, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning and 2 cloves of grated garlic on a plate. Stir to combine the ingredients well.

2

Season each of the four portions of chicken with salt and pepper, press them into the parmesan mixture and coat both sides of each piece well.

3

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat in a skillet. Cook the chicken until it is browned on both sides and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet, and keep warm.

4

In the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add in the chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often.

5

Add in the riced cauliflower, and cook for 1 minute.

6

Mix in the vegetable or chicken stock, half of the parsley, and the juice from one lemon. Cook for 2 minutes and sprinkle with a little remaining parmesan cheese.

7

Add the chicken back to the skillet, and top with the remaining parsley as well as additional salt and pepper to taste.

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