Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken. A super easy, delicious and healthy dinner recipe. Low-Carb, Keto and Gluten Free. 8 Ingredients. 25 Minutes.
One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

This ridiculously easy one pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice (with Broccoli and Chicken) recipe will become a new weeknight staple – guaranteed. 8 Ingredients. 25 Minutes. Low-Carb. Keto. Gluten-Free.

A spoon scooping One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken from a skillet

We are always looking for new ways to make dinner in a flash. Even though cooking is our job – we do not enjoy spending hours slaving away in the kitchen every single day.

This ONE PAN Cheesy Cauliflower Rice recipe is made with both cream cheese and cheddar cheese for that extra punch of creamy cheesiness. 

Then, adding some broccoli and chicken makes it both filling and delicious.

We love serving this recipe with a simple salad, like our yummy Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad or even our Cucumber Onion Salad.

How To Make Cheesy Cauliflower Rice (With Broccoli and Chicken):

This truly simple recipe you’ll want to make again and again needs just 8 fresh ingredients and a couple of spices:

  1. Chicken Breasts
  2. Diced Onion
  3. Cauliflower Rice
  4. Broccoli Florets
  5. Minced Garlic
  6. Chicken Broth
  7. Cream Cheese
  8. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Then some salt, pepper, paprika and ground coriander.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Add the onion, chicken, garlic, spices, salt and pepper to a large skillet with a bit of cooking oil. (Photo 1)
  2. Sauté over a high heat until the chicken is almost cooked through (8-10 minutes). (Photo 2)
  3. Add the cauliflower rice, broccoli and chicken stock and cook for another 5-10 minutes until the broccoli is cooked to your liking. (Photo 3 & 4)
  4. Add the cream cheese and stir until melted and combined. (Photo 5 & 6)
  5. Taste test and add more salt if needed.
  6. Top with cheddar. (Photo 7)
  7. Slide until the broiler and wait until the cheese is melted, golden and bubbly. (Photo 8)
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately!
step-by-step instructions for how to make cheesy cauliflower rice with broccoli and chicken

Is Cauliflower Rice Low Carb and Keto Friendly?

Yes, cauliflower is very low in carbs (5g per cup) and has plenty of nutritional benefits. It is one of the healthiest vegetables and therefore, great on the Keto diet and for weight-loss.

What Does Cauliflower Rice Taste Like?

Cauliflower has a bland, neutral taste and slight bitter tones.

Because of it’s bland taste, it also tends to absorb other flavors of the dish it is cooked in.

Therefore, cauliflower rice does great as a “filler” ingredient – which makes it an excellent low carb and keto substitute for rice.

If you cooked this Cauliflower Rice Recipe – please leave a comment and a rating. We love hearing your feedback and it helps us improve our recipes!

close up of one Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken garnished with parsley

If this recipe isn’t what you’re looking for, take a look at some other easy chicken recipes from our archives, or some of our personal favorites from other great bloggers:

  1. One Pan Keto Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki Skillet
  2. Paprika Chicken Skillet
  3. 9 Keto Casseroles with Chicken
  4. 9 Keto Recipes with Chicken Thighs
  5. Keto Bakes Crack Chicken Breasts from
  6. Slow Cooker Creamy Tuscan Chicken from
One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

One Pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken. A super easy, delicious and healthy dinner recipe. Low-Carb, Keto and Gluten Free. 8 Ingredients. 25 Minutes.
4.87 from 15 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal


  • 1 lb chicken breast (500g) (cut into bite-sized cubes)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 cups cauliflower (blended/chopped into fine “rice”)
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • Heat up a skillet and sauté the chicken, onion, garlic, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper in a little bit of oil, until the chicken is cooked. About 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower, broccoli and chicken stock and allow to cook for another 5-10 minutes, until the broccoli is cooked to your desired tenderness.
  • Add the cream cheese and stir until everything is melted and combined.
  • Take a bite and see if you need any more salt!
  • Now, top with the grated cheddar and slide under the broiler until the cheese is melted, golden and bubbly. (You can skip the broiler and allow the cheese to melt by putting a lid on the skillet for a couple of minutes if you desire).
  • Garnish with some freshly chopped parsley, and serve!
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Tips and Tricks:

1. Don’t be scared to add more seasoning or cheese – this is a simple recipe that can easily be spruced up to your own taste.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.2g | Protein: 25.3g | Fat: 15.4g | Saturated Fat: 8.3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 3.1g | Calcium: 1960mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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This recipe was first published on December 12, 2018 and updated on January 27, 2020 to include detailed step-by-step instructions.

45 thoughts on “Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing!! Going keto is hard, but with recipes like this it almost feels easy 🤗!
    I’m currently making this for the third time, it’s a favorite and staying in the rotation for sure!
    PS, I always double it to get lots of leftovers 😏

  2. 5 stars
    This is delicious and easy. I lowered the carbs by using onion powder instead of a real onion. I’m sure it’s better with. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hi Joni, thank you for the feedback – so happy you enjoyed the recipe. And good call with using onion powder to lower the carb count:)

    1. Hi Sierra! Well, I mean you “can” make it without the cream cheese – but that would yield a completely different end product. In my opinion the cream cheese is a very important part of the yum factor for this recipe. If you make it without cream cheese, let me know how it turned out for you:)

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, YUM! My husband is on the keto diet and I’m his cook , so I’m always looking for new recipes. This is delish. I used Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice so I did need to add additional broth. And because I did that I sprinkled a little more paprika and coriander, also used the whipped cream cheese. Great recipe Great flavor!

      1. 5 stars
        LOVED this recipe! Followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I did differently was to cover the skillet when cooking my cauliflower/broccoli. Cooked up in 11 minutes! Topped with some hot sauce. Yum! Will repeat! None of my family even realized it was cauliflower and not rice. Thank you for a great recipe!

  4. Broccoli rice casserole is one of my daughter’s faves, so I’m planning to make this tonight since she will be home to eat. I see it’s 6 servings….is there a way you could possibly tdll me approximately how much one serving is? (1/2 c, 2/3 c, etc) Much appreciated!!

  5. 5 stars
    This is a terrific dish. I like the taste very much and so easy to make. I used frozen cauliflower rice and the proportions still worked out fine.

    1. Hi Angie – I probably won’t worry about the time – but I might hold off on the stock until the very end, since the water content of the frozen cauliflower is hard to judge. Once you’ve added the cream cheese and things seem a little bit too “thick”, then I would add little by little of the stock until it’s got a nice saucy consistency.

    2. 5 stars
      I didn’t do anything different and it came out perfect! Just took a little while longer to cook the broccoli to the desired tenderness. I love this recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    This was a hit tonight!!! Just started Keto and I’m so making this again! Thank you so much. And like many others suggested I also added more spices. 😋

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