Baked Salsa Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

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 β€œa little of this a little of that” πŸ˜‚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!
PREP5 mins
COOK50 mins
TOTAL55 mins


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chunky salsa, like Pace
  • ΒΌ cup Mexican shredded cheese blend
  • 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
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • salt and pepper

for serving

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 jalapeΓ±o, 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!Β 

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