I came across this recipe recently and thought wow that sounds so amazing I will have to give it a try. I pretty much followed Jennifer Fisher’s recipe on her site for this recipe. I made a few changes but basically that was it. It’s pretty easy and I had all the ingredients in my house which has been my criteria for my cooking these crazy days.
Thanks to @jenniferfisher.com for this delicious recipe.
Stay Safe and Keep Cooking at Home.
This is what I did and I think it’s the kind of recipe you may play around with yourself.
1 bag Cauliflower Rice– 16 oz.
1 small onion -finely diced
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil for onions
1 cup Tomato Sauce — I actually made my own because I had so much free time but you can use Raos which is my preferred brand if using jarred sauce or any sauce you’d like
1 lb. Chicken Tenders — I happen to have them in my freezer but you can use any chicken you’d like here. I cooked up and cut up into small pieces. *see note below on the chicken
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese –plus more if you would like to sprinkle on top before baking — I didn’t add on top but by all means feel free to add more
Heat the olive oil – Add the onion and cook for a few minutes till onions start to look translucent. ( app. 5 minutes) Add cauliflower rice and some kosher salt ( app. 1 teaspoon ) and cook stirring often to get this going. I sauteed for approximately 10 minutes until rice was tender (al dente), add cooked cut up chicken and 1/2 cup sauce and continue allowing to cook down. Continue stirring and cooking for a few more minutes. Taste for salt and tenderness of the rice– as I said I like rice to have a little bite not mushy. Add remaining 1/2 cup sauce and cook down a few more minutes. Toss in mozzarella and parmesan and mix well to combine.
I sprayed a small rectangular baking dish with cooking spray ( this is important) you can use an 8×8 or I think mine was 11 x 7 actually.
I transferred mixture to baking dish and if you’d like you can sprinkle with even more cheese (both parm and mozzarella) I didn’t and I have to say we loved it as is.
Bake at 350 degrees until it starts to bubble around edges if you added extra mozzarella when the top gets brown and the edges get crunchy . I cooked for app. 20 minutes. All ovens vary and if you added cheese it may need to come out faster just keep an eye on it.
It was more than enough for the two of us and I actually think this was good for 3 people. Maybe 4 if you have a substantial salad .
We had a small simple green salad alongside and it was perfection.
*a little note on what I did with chicken tenders. I put in a bowl and added a little olive oil ( just to give a light glaze to chicken) and kosher salt and freshly ground pepper–mixed around and heated up on a grill pan. If no grill pan any pan will do. I cooked chicken till just done because it’s going back in pan and into oven for more cooking. (but it was fully cooked)