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Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Cauliflower Garlic Rice Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Bowls With Cauliflower Garlic Rice
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Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Cauliflower Garlic Rice is a healthy, flavorful meal. This recipe features spicy buffalo chicken, cilantro lime ranch, and low-carb cauliflower rice.

Hello, friend! Get ready to add a little kick to your dinner routine with this Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Cauliflower Garlic Rice recipe. This dish isn’t your average chicken and rice, oh no! It’s a flavor explosion in a bowl, with tender chicken coated in a tangy buffalo sauce, fluffy cauliflower rice infused with garlic, and a creamy cilantro lime ranch to tie it all together.

It’s a healthy, delicious meal that’s perfect for any night of the week. So let’s gather our ingredients and get ready to spice up your dinner!

Utensils You Need:

Gather these tools to create this delicious meal:

  1. Large skillet
  2. Medium saucepan
  3. Cutting board
  4. Knife

The Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Bowls With Cauliflower Garlic Rice

Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Cauliflower Garlic Rice

This dish is a delicious combination of buffalo chicken, cauliflower rice with garlic, and cilantro lime ranch dressing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal


For the buffalo chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cauliflower rice:

  • 1 head cauliflower, riced or finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cilantro lime ranch:

  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then cook until browned and cooked through.
  • Add buffalo sauce to the skillet and stir to coat the chicken. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the riced cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To assemble the bowls, divide the cauliflower rice evenly among four bowls. Top with buffalo chicken and drizzle with cilantro lime ranch dressing.


  1. You can adjust the amount of buffalo sauce to your preferred spice level.
  2. For a vegan version, use a plant-based chicken substitute and a vegan ranch dressing.
  3. If you don’t have cilantro, you can use parsley or green onions for the ranch dressing.
Keyword buffalo chicken, cauliflower rice, cilantro lime ranch, easy, Gluten-Free, healthy, low-carb

Cook method: Stovetop

Season: All seasons

Alternative Ingredients:

If you do not have the ingredients I listed above, don’t worry! You can swap them out for the alternatives below:

Chicken breastsBoneless, skinless chicken thighs or shrimp
Buffalo sauceFrank’s RedHot or your favorite hot sauce
Cauliflower riceBrown rice or quinoa
Ranch dressingGreek yogurt or sour cream

What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Bowls with Cauliflower Garlic Rice:

You can pair this delicious Buffalo Chicken Bowl with the following:

  • A side of celery and carrot sticks with blue cheese dressing for a classic buffalo wing experience.
  • A slice of crusty bread for dipping in the sauce.
  • A cold beer to cool down the spice.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can cook the chicken and cauliflower rice ahead of time and store them separately in the refrigerator. Reheat them before assembling the bowls.

Can I freeze this dish?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing the dish as the cauliflower rice might become mushy when thawed and reheated.

Can I make this dish in an Instant Pot or slow cooker?

Yes, you can cook the chicken and cauliflower rice in an Instant Pot or slow cooker. However, it’s easiest to make them separately on the stovetop for this recipe.

Can I add other vegetables to this dish?

Definitely! Feel free to add any vegetables you like, such as broccoli, carrots, or celery.

How do I make my own cilantro lime ranch dressing?

You can make your own cilantro lime ranch dressing by mixing mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.

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