These easy buffalo chicken and cauliflower rice bowls take everyone’s favorite football food and turn it into a healthy dinner (or lunch).
It’s that time of year again: NFL preseason. While us here in Denver are curious to see what kind of team we’ll have this year, one thing I know for sure is that my game-time eats will be on point. And what says football season more than buffalo sauce?
While typically, buffalo sauce is reserved for party food: buffalo hot wings, chicken buffalo dip, even buffalo cauliflower “wings”. But what about those of us who usually watch games at home in our pajamas while our husbands play video games and offer a supportive high five anytime our team scores a touch down? We don’t have a room full of people to help us eat a crockpot full of wings. That’s where this recipe comes in. These easy buffalo chicken and cauliflower rice bowls are a healthy meal that still tastes like traditional football food.
To make this an even easier recipe, feel free to use a rotisserie chicken (or even leftover chicken) instead of spending 35 minutes baking chicken breasts. Another way to simplify is to make it the night before as I think this is a recipe that tastes best as leftovers.
Not a fan of cauliflower rice? You can easily sub in with traditional rice, couscous, or even quinoa. I’d just recommend adding in some roasted broccoli or other vegetable to round out the meal.
Hope you’re all off to a good week! Usually I feel like I get caught up living for the weekend, but there’s been so much to look forward to after work this week: Bachelorette finale Monday, my dad’s birthday Tuesday, and sushi with family friends Wednesday. Backing up to my dad’s birthday, we checked out The Family Jones, which for any Denver locals is right next to Root Down in the Highlands. I’ve always been a big fan of Linger and Root Down, so I had high hopes for The Family Jones. And let me tell you, it lived up to my expectations. Besides delicious shared plates, the really cool part about The Family Jones is that it’s also a distillery, so ordering drinks was just as interesting as deciding what food to get. Highly recommend! But now that we have a night off, I’m excited to dig into a bowl of leftover buffalo chicken and cauliflower rice while getting caught up on our TV shows (anyone else obsessed with Sharp Objects and Castle Rock?!).
So here’s a toast to buffalo sauce – no party guests required!
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