Cheesy Chicken & Black Bean Cauli Rice

A Healthy Tex-Mex Dinner
A Healthy Tex-Mex Dinner
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1 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin, plus more if needed
1 Onion medium, chopped
2 cloves Garlic minced
1 tsp Dried oregano
½ tsp Cumin
4 cups Cauliflower rice squeezed from excess moisture
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
1 tbsp Tomato paste
2 cups Rotisserie chicken shredded
1 (15-oz) can Black beans drained and rinsed
1 cup Corn kernels thawed
1 cup Tomatoes chopped
2 Jalapeño pepper thinly sliced
¼ cup Cilantro freshly chopped
1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
1 Lime for serving

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Cheesy Chicken & Black Bean Cauli Rice


Cheesy Chicken & Black Bean Cauli Rice is a perfect dish to jump on the cauliflower rice train if you haven’t done it yet. Cauliflower rice is so popular now that you can buy it in almost every grocery store. Alternatively, you can easily make your own using a food processor. Before cooking, make sure to squeeze all the excess moisture from the cauliflower rice using a clean kitchen towel.

The recipe is lower in carbs and higher in nutrients than traditional Mexican chicken and white rice but is just as delicious. This one-pan meal is easy, flavorful, and pretty impressive too. Seasoned with Mexican spices, loaded with shredded chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and topped with plenty of melted cheese – this recipe makes a healthy family dinner. Besides, leftovers, if you have any, not only reheat well but are also great in enchiladas or tacos. Enjoy!

To make the Cheesy Chicken & Black Bean Cauli Rice, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Cheesy Chicken & Black Bean Cauli Rice


Cook onion


In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add 1 chopped onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until soft.


Add garlic, oregano, and cumin


Stir in 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, and ½ teaspoon dried cumin and cook for 1 minute.


Add cauliflower


Add some more olive oil to the skillet if needed and then add 4 cups drained cauliflower rice. Season with salt and black pepper to taste and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes.


Add tomato paste


Stir in 1 tablespoon tomato paste.


Add chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeños, and cilantro


Add in 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, 1 (15-oz) can black beans, 1 cup corn kernels, 1 cup chopped tomatoes, and 2 thinly sliced jalapeños, and ¼ cup chopped cilantro. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through for 2-3 minutes.


Top with cheeses


Top with 1 cup each shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Cover with a lid and let melt, 2 minutes.



Serve hot with lime wedges and enjoy!

If you are in mood for some cauliflower rice, give this Cheesy Chicken & Black Bean Cauli Rice recipe a try! Don’t forget to share your results and check out our recipe page, which features more ways to use cauliflower rice.

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