One of my favorite foods is pretty much any type of baked chicken. Chicken is an acceptable keto food. The problem is the protein is higher than the fat when dealing with macros. A good way to add fat would be to maybe add heavy cream, butter, oil, cream cheese, or other keto approved fats.
I’m not going to lie, I have always hated cauliflower. Then I discovered cauliflower rice and as you know anything tastes good cooked in butter. The taste is completely different than you r standard under seasoned dry ass cauliflower. Now pairing baked chicken with cauliflower is an absolute delicious dish. It’s simple but tasty. *All seasonings are to taste. This Baked Chicken with Cauliflower Rice recipe is easy to follow.
- 8oz chicken quarter leg (you can use any part of the chicken but oven times will vary)
- 6oz cauliflower rice
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
- himalayan salt
- black pepper
- McCormick spicy season
Before cooking the chicken in the oven I browned it on both sides in 2 tablespoons of butter. After browning I put the chicken in a shallow baking dish and added all the left over butter goodness from the pan. I cooked loosely covered at 350 for 1 hr. Then I uncovered and cooked an additional 15 minutes.
After the chicken is done I let it rest while cooking the rice. In a separate pan melt the other 2 tablespoons of butter and add the rice. stir and add seasoning of your choice to the rice. About 1 minute before it is done then fold in your cheese. Plate the rice stack your chicken and enjoy 🙂
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You may also like my Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole dish.