Skillet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs with Confetti Cauliflower Rice

Preparation 00:10 Cook Time 00:30 Serves 4     adjust servings


Chili Lime Chicken Thighs

  • 1 package Just BARE Chicken Thighs (4 thighs)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime

Confetti Cauliflower Rice

  • 2 cups riced cauliflower (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime


  1. Trim off any excess skin from the chicken thighs and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Combine the spices in a small bowl and season both sides of the chicken thighs with the mixture.
  3. Heat a 12-inch cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Spray or brush the bottom of the skillet with cooking oil, then add the chicken thighs skin-side down. Place a splatter screen or piece of foil (loosely) over the top of the skillet.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and cook for approximately 10 minutes then flip them over and cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  6. Remove the chicken from the skillet onto a plate and cover loosely with a piece of foil to keep the chicken warm.
  7. Wipe out any excess grease from the skillet then add in the red bell pepper and green onions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes then add in the cauliflower rice and sauté another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add in the remaining ingredients and cook until warmed through and the vegetables are tender, but not mushy. 2-4 minutes.
  9. Add the chicken thighs back into the skillet and top with extra cilantro and lime juice. Serve immediately.


© 2017 Recipe Runner. All rights reserved.