Keto Lime Chicken Fried Rice

This keto lime chicken cauliflower fried rice is bursting with delicious flavor and it’s so easy to make!  It’s a low carb great meal by itself or even on the side of your favorite protein.

Keto Lime Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice with wooden spoon

I’ve been obsessed with this green sauce base lately that includes a mix of cilantro, lime, jalapeño, and garlic.  I usually add mayo to the green base that makes it a perfect creamy green dipping sauce.

And since this green sauce base is so good and addicting, I wanted to try mixing it with fried cauliflower rice and pan fried chicken and see what would come out!

Ingredients for keto lime chicken sauce gathered on a wooden board

After tasting it, and then tasting it again, I realize that this keto lime chicken fried rice was amazing!  Of course, I quickly decided to put it on the list of recipes for LCA.

How do you make fried rice keto friendly?

We have experimented with different ways to make keto fried rice and we found that cauliflower rice made the best substitute.

Keto Cauliflower Rice being prepped in a glass bowl

What kind of cauliflower rice should I use for keto fried rice?

We typically use frozen cauliflower rice that can be found at most supermarkets.  It’s easy and keeps well compared to fresh unfrozen cauliflower rice.  You also can make it fresh with a food processor, but it’s quite a bit of work.

What kind of chicken should I use for keto fried rice?

This depends on preference.  I prefer using chicken thighs because they’re juicer and higher in fat content, however, breast meat works well too.

How does keto fried rice hold in the freezer for meal prepping?

This keto fried rice can be made in advanced and then frozen for reheating at a later time.  Just pack it into serving sizes and pop it in the microwave for 3-5 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

Keto Lime Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice in a teflon frying pan

What other kinds of keto fried rice can I make?

Please check out some of our favorites that include: Spam cauliflower fried rice, chicken kimchi cauliflower fried rice, garlic chicken cauliflower fried rice, and Japanese garlic beef fried rice.

This lime chicken fried rice can also make a great accompaniment to fish, steak, or on its own with a side of your favorite veggie or salad.

For this one, all you need is Chicken Bullion Powder, which you can get on Amazon or just your local supermarket.

You will also need a food processor to mix everything together.

Now, let’s pan frying up some Keto Lime Chicken Fried Rice!

Prepping Time 5M

Cook Time 10M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~5g

Servings 2 Bowls

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 6 oz Chicken Thigh (about 2 chicken thighs)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

Sauce

  • 1 Cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 Whole Jalapeno
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

Fried Rice

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Cut chicken thighs into cubes about 1/4 x 1/4 inch and set aside.

3) Inside a food processor, add cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, lime juice, garlic cloves and pulse until well combined.

4) In a Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil on high heat.  Once the oil is up to temp (slightly smoking), add chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken. Transfer to holding bowl.

5) In a large Teflon fry pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and bring up to heat on medium.  Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, add in cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.

6) Sprinkle in the Chicken Bullion, the green paste from step 3) and cooked chicken from step 4).  Stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes and then transfer to a serving bowl.  Enjoy hot!

Hope you enjoy your low-carb Keto Lime Chicken Fried Rice!

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Keto Lime Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice served in a white bowl

 

Keto Lime Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice served in a white bowl

 

Keto Lime Chicken Fried Rice

This keto lime chicken cauliflower fried rice is bursting with delicious flavor and it's so easy to make! It’s a low carb great meal by itself or even on the side of your favorite protein.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: cauliflower rice recipe, Chicken fried rice, keto fried rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 277kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 6 oz Chicken Thigh about 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

Sauce

  • 1 Cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 Whole Jalapeno
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic

Fried Rice

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 tsp Chicken Bullion Powder

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Cut chicken thighs into cubes about 1/4 x 1/4 inch and set aside.
  • Inside a food processor, add cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, lime juice, garlic cloves and pulse until well combined.
  • In a Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil on high heat. Once the oil is up to temp (slightly smoking), add chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken. Transfer to holding bowl.
  • In a large Teflon fry pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and bring up to heat on medium. Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, add in cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.
  • Sprinkle in the Chicken Bullion, the green paste from step 3) and cooked chicken from step 4). Stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes and then transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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