Paprika Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

To keep the dish low carb, I served this tender and juicy chicken over a bed of parmesan cauliflower rice (see recipe below) which soaked up the sauce perfectly.

A few years ago I came across this recipe on Pinterest.  Instead of being a Pinterest fail,  it turned out to be a Pinterest success!  Paprika chicken and spinach with white wine, thyme, butter sauce is something I’ve made many times. It calls for just a few ingredients, most of which I’ve got on hand in my kitchen. This recipe serves 2.  It doubles quite easily for a larger group.

Paprika Chicken is a perfect example of using basic, high quality ingredients to turn out a delicious dish every time. Spend a few more bucks and use smoked paprika instead of regular spanish paprika.  It gives it an amazing smokey flavor. I chose a Sauvignon Blanc for the sauce that I later enjoyed with the meal.  Unfortunately I thought I had fresh thyme in the fridge, but when I pulled it out it was past prime.  So I had to substitute dried thyme.  This will not be an issue when the weather warms up, as I always have a pot of herbs growing on my back porch.

When all your ingredients fit on one cutting board you know you’re in for an easy and quick meal.

 

Cauliflower Rice with Parmesan

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1  large head of cauliflower
  • 1  teaspoon salt
  • 1  tablespoon extra virgin oil oil
  • 1/2  cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Using a sturdy knife, remove cauliflower florets – discard thick stems
  2. Place half of the cauliflower in food processor fitted with steel blade.  If you don’t have a food processor you can use the large openings on a box grater and grate by hand.
  3. Pulse processor until you have small, rice size pieces of cauliflower.
  4. Transfer first batch to a microwave safe bowl.  Process the remaining cauliflower and add to bowl.
  5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  6. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt, olive oil and parmesan cheese.  Stir.
  8. Microwave on high for 3 more minutes.
  9. Fluff with fork and serve as a substitute for regular rice.

 

 

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