Low-Carb Jerk Chicken Bowl

Low-Carb Jerk Chicken Bowl Recipe

April 19, 2019

The inspiration for this easy low carb jerk chicken bowl developed after going to one of my favorite local restaurants. It was super yummy and I thought. “I bet I could make this at home!” And better yet, I bet I could make it low carb for all my Bariatric Meal Prep fans.

Low-Carb Jerk Chicken Bowl Recipe

Recipe byKristin Willard, RDN
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

Jerk Chicken Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For Jerk Chicken Bowls

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1.5 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 avocado, cut into fourths
  • 1/4 cup black beans (optional garnish)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Combine seasonings together in a small bowl.
  3. Rub seasonings and 1 tablespoon of olive oil all over chicken until evenly distributed. You likely will not use all of the seasonings. Place on baking dish and place in pre-heated oven. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  4. While chicken is cooking, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Add cauliflower rice and saute for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Next, add bell peppers and onions to a frying pan and saute until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Once the chicken is done, remove from oven. Slice chicken.
  7. If eating immediately, layer chicken on top of cauliflower rice and top with bell peppers, onions, pineapple, avocado, and black beans if you are using.
  8. If meal prepping, add each item to the meal prep container. Will make about 4-5 containers depending on large your portion sizes are.

Notes

  • Pureed: Not recommended
  • Soft Diet: Prepare chicken as normal. Steam peppers and onions instead of sauteeing them. Omit the pineapple and consider mango instead if your surgery center allows fruit at this stage.
  • Regular: Serve as is. Consider serving with brown rice for your family.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 296; Carbohydrates 17.6 grams; Fat 13.5 grams; Protein 28 grams

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristin Willard, RDN, CSG, CLT, has been a Registered Dietitian for eight years. She is currently in the process of creating BariatricMealPrep.com where she will deliver recipes, credible nutrition advice and inspiration for those considering or have undergone weight loss surgery. She is a member of ASMBS and works in a bariatric clinic in Northern California. Her Facebook Group is BariatricMealPrep.

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