Whole30 Cuban Chicken and Cauliflower Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Cuban-American
Serves: 2 servings
Plantain Chicken
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into 1" nuggets
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1½ cups unsweetened plantain chips, pulsed in food process until it becomes a flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
Cauliflower Rice
  • 1½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups riced cauliflower (I prefer frozen)
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened raisins
  • ½ cup green olives
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
  • juice of ½ an orange
For air-fried plantain chicken
  1. Pulse the plantain chips in a food processor until the crumbs are fine and resemble flour.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix plantain flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder and chili powder.
  3. Preheat air fryer at 400ºF for 5 minutes.
  4. While air fryer is preheating prepare nuggets.
  5. Coat each piece of chicken in egg then dredge in plantain flour mixture. Once all nuggets are coated in flour, dredge a second time.
  6. Evenly layer nuggets in your air fryer basket and air fry at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through. Give them a shake about half way through cooking time. I don't have to oil my air fryer basket but you may need to. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the cauliflower rice.
For the cauliflower rice
  1. Bring a skillet to medium-high heat with the coconut oil. When the skillet is heated, add in the cauliflower, garlic, and red onion. Stir and cook until cauliflower is tender. Add in the raisins and olives and stir until they're just warmed through. Add in the lime juice and cilantro and stir to evenly combine. Taste, and season with salt as needed.
  2. Plate the cauliflower rice and top with the air-fried chicken. Finish with some fresh black pepper and a squeeze of orange juice over the top. Serve immediately.
*Unsweetened, dried fruit is Whole30 compliant. Make sure you get 100% raisins with no added sugar!
Recipe by at https://www.mymoderncookery.com/whole30-cuban-chicken-and-cauliflower-rice/