Baked Salsa Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Recipe

This recipe is the product of me staring blankly into the fridge, trying to clean out as much as we can before a vacay/make something out of “a little of this a little of that” 😂and I will say… we are veryyyy deliciously satisfied haha!⁣

Baked Salsa Chicken and Cauliflower Rice by The Savvy Spoon

I baked the chicken breasts with a layer of chunky salsa topped with cheese, which kept the chicken super juicy and fork tender! the onions and baby bell peppers flavor the cauliflower rice, and a quick avocado mash brings it all together!

Baked Salsa Chicken and Cauliflower Rice by The Savvy Spoon

Baked Salsa Chicken + Cauliflower Rice

Baked chicken topped with salsa and cheese layered over colorful caulilfower rice!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chunky salsa like Pace
  • ¼ cup Mexican shredded cheese blend omit for Whole30
  • 6 baby bell peppers or one large diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 12-oz. package riced cauliflower fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbs. butter thinly sliced; use avocado oil for Whole30
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • salt and pepper

for serving

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • chopped cilantro (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray and place in butter slices. add onions and bell peppers and bake for 10 minutes. meanwhile, trim chicken of fat.⁣
  • After 10 minutes, pull onions from oven then add riced cauliflower, tossing with onions and seasoning with salt, pepper + granulated garlic. ⁣
  • Place chicken onto cauliflower rice and season with s+p. spoon salsa on top of each breast, then top with shredded cheese! turn oven down to 375 and bake chicken for 40 minutes.⁣
  • Meanwhile, make avocado mash by combining all ingredients with the back of a fork and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.⁣
  • When chicken has cooked, remove from oven and let cool slightly before topping with avo mash! Serve warm and enjoy! 
Keyword baked, bell peppers, cauliflower rice, chicken, guacamole, mexican, onions, salsa
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