Healthy Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe With Spinach Riced Cauliflower by Sarah Amona

Poultry Lunch Dinner
a year ago

Healthy Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe With Spinach Riced Cauliflower

Juicy sliced lemon pepper chicken on a bed of cauliflower rice and spinach is what healthy dreams are made of. This healthy chicken recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and will fill you up! The seasoned skillet chicken is served with riced cauliflower that's mixed with fresh spinach. What a great, healthy combination of ingredients! 

Made with boneless chicken breasts, this lemon pepper chicken recipe makes one serving, but you could easily increase the recipe to feed a family. This lemon pepper chicken recipe with cauliflower rice is a complete dinner or lunch, but you could add a fresh side salad.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 8 ounces boneless chicken breast 
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon thyme (or regular thyme)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • pinch sea salt
  • 3/4 cup cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat a frying pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil on medium. Roll the chicken breast in the herbs and spices, and squeeze over half the lemon juice. Cook the breast for 10 minutes before flipping and cooking for an additional 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add the other half of the lemon to the pan, cut side down. Cook until charred.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the cauliflower rice by finely shopping or blending the cauliflower to a rice-like texture. Mix through the spinach and dress with additional lemon juice and a splash of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the chicken and lemon from the pan. Slice the breast on an angle. Place the cauliflower rice mix in a bowl and top with the chicken. Serve with charred lemon half.

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Frying Pans $10 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Dried Thyme $4 & Up
Smoked Paprika $3 & Up
Black Pepper $2 & Up
Dried Oregano $3 & Up
Sea Salt $2 & Up

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Donna John
This looks delicious! If I had cauliflower I would make it tonight. On my list now for next week. Mmm.
Elisa Schmitz
Cauliflower rice is an awesome substitute for so many sides. I love how you use it in your recipes, thank you!

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