Courtesy of Dawna Hamilton & Sue Hann

CHICKENCAULIFLOWERTACOBOWL This Mexican-inspired recipe satisfies healthy eating requirements as well as the urge to have incredibly yummy things – and it doesn’t take long to make!

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INGREDIENTS : 1.5 pounds of chicken (thighs or breasts) boneless, skinless 2 large bell peppers (any color) 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 packet taco seasoning 1 pound cauliflower rice or cauliflower crumbles DIRECTIONS: 1. Chop the chicken and slice the bell peppers.

1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup salsa 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

and green onion 1 jalapeño, sliced 1 avocado, sliced

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet, and add the chicken and bell peppers; saute until starting to brown. Add the seasoning, cooking until the chicken is cooked through. 3. Add the remaining olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the cauliflower rice and salt, cooking until the cauliflower is warmed and slightly browned. 4. Divide the rice between 4 bowls, and top with chicken and peppers. Add sliced avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, green onion, and salsa.

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