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Mexican Chicken Cauliflower Rice Skillet
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5 from 3 votes

Mexican Chicken Cauliflower Rice Skillet

This Mexican Chicken Cauliflower Rice Skillet is a healthy, flavorful one-pot meal that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 oz each) thin chicken breast cutlets, (I butterfly two 8 oz breasts and then cut them to make two thin cutlets)
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 oz riced cauliflower, I used Green Giant frozen – no need to defrost
  • 1 cup salsa, I highly recommend using roasted tomato salsa - Wegmans, Frontera, Trader Joe’s, etc. all have one
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup frozen corn kernels
  • ¾ cup drained and rinsed canned black beans
  • 2 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breast cutlets in a gallon zip-top bag and add two tablespoons of the taco seasoning. Seal the bag and toss to coat the chicken in the seasoning.
  • In a large saute pan or walled skillet, bring the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook on one side for 3-4 minutes. Flip each piece and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until each piece is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a side plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Add the cauliflower rice, salsa, water, the remaining tablespoon of taco seasoning, corn and black beans to the skillet and stir to combine. Cover and cook over medium for 5 minutes. Remove the lid to stir, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until the cauliflower is softened.
  • Remove the lid, stir the contents and then sprinkle the cheese over the top. Add the reserved chicken in a single layer on top of the cheese and replace the lid. Turn off the burner and let the skillet sit, covered, for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Notes

MyWW SmartPoints per (1 piece chicken + 1 cup “rice” mixture) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 3 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per (1 piece chicken + 1 cup “rice” mixture) serving (PP calculated using a WW PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Nutrition Information per (1 piece chicken + 1 cup “rice” mixture) serving:
316 calories, 23 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 35 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)