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Cajun Chicken over Cauliflower Rice in a bowl.
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Cajun Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Mangoes and Avocado

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WW Freestyle: 10
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Sticky, cajun-flavored chicken served over cauliflower rice with sweet mangoes, buttery avocado, and a creamy Lime Dressing that brings it all together.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 491

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 6 (1.5 pounds, total) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, add more if you like it spicier or just adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER RICE

  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

FOR THE TOPPINGS

  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced

FOR THE LIME DRESSING

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (add more if you want/need to thin out the dressing)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, optional
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • sliced green onions, for garnish
  • chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season chicken thighs with cajun seasoning and add to the skillet. DO NOT crowd the pan - for best results, cook in 2 batches.
  • Cook chicken thighs for 5 minutes; flip and continue to cook 7 more minutes, or until no longer pink.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside for 5 minutes before serving.
  • *You can also follow my recipe for ROASTED Cajun Chicken Thighs.

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER RICE

  • Add 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in cauliflower rice, season with a bit of salt and pepper, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool for few minutes.

In the meantime, work on the CREAMY LIME DRESSING

  • In a mixing bowl combine yogurt, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt and pepper; whisk until well combined. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

ARRANGE THE RICE BOWLS

  • Divide a layer of the Cauliflower Rice among 4 pasta bowls.
  • Top with sliced chicken, avocado slices, pepper slices, chopped mango, and diced onions.
  • Drizzle the prepared Dressing over the chicken, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and cilantro/parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 10
  • Use chicken breasts and lower your points down to 7
NOTES
If making the Cauliflower Rice Bowls for later, store the toppings, chicken thighs, and cauliflower rice separately.
Heat and assemble right before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Mangoes and Avocado
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 1369mg39%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 2355IU47%
Vitamin C 138.7mg168%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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