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Honey Garlic Chicken with cauliflower rice is a healthy #paleo dinner recipe | thealmondeater.com
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Honey Garlic Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

This Honey Garlic Chicken is a one skillet kind of meal! Just 5 ingredients in the sauce and the cauliflower rice makes for a healthy side.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: chicken
Servings: 2
Author: Erin


  • 1/2 head of cauliflower or 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon flour**
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Break cauliflower up into bite-size pieces; place in a saucepan on the stovetop and cook until soft.
  • Cut up chicken into bite-size pieces and place in skillet with olive oil, cooking on medium-high heat and stirring occasionally so chicken cooks thoroughly.
  • While chicken is cooking, mince garlic and set aside.
  • Once chicken is cooked, add garlic to the skillet and stir, flavoring the chicken.
  • Once garlic starts turning golden in color, pour the soy sauce, sesame oil and honey overtop of the chicken, stirring to evenly coat the chicken.
  • Add flour to thicken up the sauce and simmer chicken on low for 3-5 minutes, ideally placing a lid overtop of skillet.
  • By now, the cauliflower should be done, so drain cauliflower and place it in a food processor; pulse for 5-10 seconds, until it resembles "rice" in size. Pour cauliflower rice into a bowl.
  • Once chicken has absorbed most of the sauce, pour it overtop of rice; drizzling any additional sauce from the skillet overtop.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!


*Sub gluten free tamari for Paleo option
**Preferably all purpose flour, all purpose gluten free flour or arrowroot starch