South American garden chicken with cauliflower rice
- 3 tbsp 3 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) , diced, diced
- 4 (52⁄3 oz.) 4 (160 g) celery stalk, dicedcelery stalks, diced
- 2 2 bay leafbay leaves
- 1 tsp 1 tsp fine salt, more to taste
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped or fresh oregano
- 1½ lbs 650 g boneless chicken thighs, skinless
- ¾ cup 180 ml pumpkin puree
- 1 cup 240 ml chicken broth
- 6 oz. 170 g pitted green olives
- 1 1 lemonlemons
- 1 lb 450 g cauliflower
- ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
- 2 oz. 55 g butter or coconut oil
- Heat your pressure cooker on sauté mode.
- Add in the oil, onion, celery and bay leaves. Sauté for 8 minutes, or until tender.
- Add in the salt, herbs and chicken thighs. Cook for another 8 minutes, turning the chicken over occasionally to brown the thighs.
- Add in the pumpkin puree, broth, and drained olives. Mix well.
- Cancel the sauté function of your pressure cooker. Close the lid and set to pressure cook on high for 25 minutes.
- Once the pressure has released, open the lid, use two forks or tongs to shred the chicken.
- If you want to reduce the liquid, you can set it to sauté mode again and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Squeeze the lemon into it, stir and serve hot!
- Using a grater or grater attachment on a food processor, shred the entire cauliflower head.
- Melt butter or coconut oil in a skillet. Add the cauliflower and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the riced cauliflower has softened a bit. Add salt while frying. You can also cook the grated cauliflower in the microwave. Put it in a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave it for 5-6 minutes. Mix in the butter or coconut oil and let it melt.
Recommended special equipment
- Pressure cooker
Make it on the stove top
This garden chicken recipe can easily be made stove top by following the instructions up to the browning and then instead of pressure cooking, simmering over low heat for 45 minutes.