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One-pot creamy lemon cauliflower rice and chicken wings

This one-pot creamy lemon cauliflower rice and chicken wing recipe is bomb ya'll. It's true what they say, eating healthier doesn't have to be boring. With just a few simple ingredients this dish comes together in no time.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 people


For chicken wings

  • 6 pieces of whole chicken wings
  • 1/2 tsp Dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chicken bouillon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Dried sage
  • Drizzle of olive oil about a tbsp
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste

For creamy lemon cauliflower rice

  • 2 packs frozen cauliflower rice
  • 2 large cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1/2 a white onion, diced
  • Juice of half a fresh lemon plus a few slices
  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream or coconut milk for dairy free alternative
  • Parmesan cheese to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes


  • Heat oven to 425 degress
  • To a bowl, add chicken wings, drizzle with olive oil season and mix well
  • Fold the chicken wings by tucking the tip under the drumette
  • On medium high heat, sear chicken wings in a little olive oil in a cast iron skillet on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side
  • Once chicken wings are browned, remove from pan and set aside. Remove excess oil and leave about 1 tbsp in the pan
  • To the pan add onions and sauté for 3 minutes until fragrant and translucent, then stir in garlc
  • Add fresh lemon slices and frozen cauliflowerrice to the pan
  • Stir to coat the rice with all the flavors of the pan
  • Add heavy cream, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste and mix well
  • Turn off the heat and smooth the top of the cauliflower rice
  • Add chicken wings back on top of the cauliflower rice and add more lemon wedges in between the chicken
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minuteson 425 until chicken wings are cooked through and liquid is absored from cauliflower rice
  • Remove foil for the last 5 minutes of cooking
  • Top with fresh scallion to serve


If cauliflower rice has released too much liquid during baking, simply remove chicken wings and turn the stove to medium-high and allow the rice to dry out a bit on the stove by stirring and adding more parmesan cheese.