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Lemon-Caper Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

You can make this gluten-free and dairy-free recipe by Danielle Walker in less than 30 minutes.
lemon caper chicken and cauliflower rice recipe by Danielle Walker
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 2 tbs. ghee or avocado oil
  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • ¾ tsp. fine sea salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 12-oz. package frozen cauliflower rice
  • ¾ cup chicken bone broth
  • ¼ cup full-fat coconut cream
  • 1 tbs. arrowroot powder
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch lacinato (Tuscan) kale, stems and ribs removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbs. drained capers
  • 2 tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


In a large skillet, melt the ghee over high heat. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper, add to the pan, and cook, stirring occasionally, for two to three minutes, until well browned on all sides.
Turn down the heat to medium-high, add the garlic, shallot, dried parsley, and oregano, and cook, stirring occasionally, for three to five minutes more, until the shallots begin to soften.
Add the cauliflower rice and ¾ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, for two to three minutes, until the cauliflower has thawed and is slightly browned.
Pour in the broth and stir to release any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut cream, arrowroot, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into the skillet and let it come to a boil.
Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for three to five minutes, until the rice has soaked up most of the liquid.
Stir in the kale and capers and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Remove from the heat and serve immediately, sprinkled with the lemon zest and fresh parsley.

Danielle Walker's Healthy in a Hurry cookbookFrom the book DANIELLE WALKER’S HEALTHY IN A HURRY: Real Life. Real Food. Real Fast. by Danielle Walker. Copyright © 2022 by Simple Writing Holdings, LLC. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

For more recipes by Danielle Walker, visit “4 Quick and Healthy Recipes from Danielle Walker.”

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Danielle Walker

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at 22, Danielle Walker has worked to help herself and others by creating dishes that are healing, wholesome, and delicious. She is the New York Times best-selling author of Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple and the recently released Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion. Find her blog at


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