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Spicy Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Whether you’re looking for an easy, last-minute dinner or a meal prep recipe to cover your work week lunches, this chili garlic chicken fried cauliflower rice is the move. It’s super easy to make (there’s even an option to make it without ever touching raw chicken) and is packed with spicy flavors.

And with 31 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbs, and just 275 calories per serving, dessert has never been easier to fit into your day!

Spicy Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice Recipe Notes

Beginning with the star of the dish, the recipe calls for Perdue Farms Harvestland Diced Chicken Breast. They’re individually wrapped so you can throw them straight in without handling any raw chicken!

thawing perdue harvestland diced chicken breast

If you don’t have access to this product, no worries. You can always dice your own chicken. If you’ve seen my Japanese barbecue chicken fried rice, you know I like to use kitchen scissors to make easy work of diced chicken. No cutting board required!

I’ll add that I’m a Perdue Farms ambassador and you can use my affiliate link ( to get 15% off your order and occasionally bonuses like a box of this diced chicken breast. Then you can make other recipes like my honey sesame chicken and buttermilk pan fried chicken breast.

Seasoning the Chicken

The spice in this chicken fried cauliflower rice primarily comes from chili oil and optional chili flakes. If you don’t have chili oil on hand, you can use another oil and add in more red chili flakes or other spices.

In addition to chili oil, you’ll need a bit of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and ground ginger. The chicken goes in with the oil and spices, and you’re ready to cook. No marinate time for this one!

diced chicken breast on a paper towel before mixing with chili oil and spices

Side note: You may have noticed I emptied the diced chicken breast onto a paper towel before going in the mixing bowl. I like to remove as much excess moisture as possible for optimal seasoning, but this step is totally optional. 

Cooking the Chicken

Since the chicken breast is coated in oil, you won’t need any oil in your pan. Just heat the pan and go straight in. The small pieces of chicken will cook quickly, about 2-3 minutes per side or 5-6 minutes total in the pan should fully cook the chicken to a internal temperature of 165F.

cooking the chili garlic chicken breast

Transfer the cooked chicken to a bowl or plate and set aside.

Frying the Cauliflower Rice  

The recipe calls for frozen Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry, which is a blend of cauliflower rice, peas, red pepper, corn, ginger, and a couple other ingredients. There are plenty of these products out there so feel free to plug and play. If you can only find cauliflower rice on its own, you can mix in a frozen bag of stir fry vegetables like in my 5-spice ground beef stir fry or air fryer fried cauliflower rice recipes.

If you’d like a shopping list for Trader Joe’s with all the staples we have in our kitchen, check out my 30 Kinda Healthy Trader Joe’s Recipes post.

frying the cauliflower rice, adding eggs, and adding the chicken back to the pan

You’ll notice the recipe calls for a different type of oil for frying the cauliflower rice. If you’re a spice lord and really want to bring the heat, feel free to use another tablespoon of chili oil at your own risk!

For serving, I topped everything with fresh chopped scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and a bit of sweet chili sauce. I’d love to know how you use this recipe, though. Let me know in a recipe review or comment below.

And if you do enjoy this recipe, I bet you’ll love my teriyaki ground beef rice bowls and firecracker ground chicken recipes as well.

spicy chicken fried cauliflower rice stir fry on a white plate

Spicy Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Chili garlic chicken breast with cauliflower rice and stir fry vegetables.


For the Chicken

For the Stir Fry

  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Sesame or Olive Oil*
  • 12 oz bag Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry**
  • 2 large Eggs, beaten


  1. Add the diced chicken, chili oil, and spices to a bowl and stir to fully coat the chicken.
  2. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken to the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes before flipping the chicken and cooking for another 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a clean bowl or plate and set aside.
  3. Heat the sesame or olive oil in the skillet before adding the cauliflower rice stir fry (from frozen). Cook for 5-6 minutes with minimal stirring. Whisk the eggs together while cooking.
  4. Create a well in the center of the stir fry and add the eggs. Scramble the eggs and mix into the stir fry before adding the chicken back to the skillet. Stir everything together and remove from the heat.
  5. Serve with fresh scallions, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, toasted sesame seeds, or your desired garnish.


*For a spicier dish, feel free to use chili oil here as well.

**Other frozen cauliflower rice stir fry mixes will work fine here. You can also use a blend of cauliflower rice on its own with frozen stir fry vegetables. To bulk this dish up and hide the cauliflower rice, you can add some frozen or leftover cooked jasmine or short grain white rice. See my ground beef fried rice for an example.

Each serving of this chicken fried cauliflower rice has 3 WW Smart Points (blue plan).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Servings Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 30.5g

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Monday 22nd of November 2021

This was fantastic and tasted like I was indulging! I couldn’t find chili oil so I added red pepper flakes to some olive oil to spice it up.

Mason Woodruff

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Thanks, Suzette! Love the improvisation.


Tuesday 27th of July 2021

I used chili garlic sauce and mixed it with all the other spices and poured on rotisserie chicken. Also, I cooked the eggs prior to cooking the cauliflower since I had not had a lot of success with scramble in the nest technique.


Sunday 9th of August 2020

I make this every week and half. It is my husband’s favorite thing I make. It is so simple and quick! I usually add cooked jasmine rice once the cauliflower rice is cooked.

Hailey Sykes

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

My husband and I always try to make Asian inspired dishes at home and never love them. However... this one is a total keeper! I was worried about using items other than Trader Joe’s but I found a similar stir fry cauliflower rice at our grocery store and it worked perfectly! We also made it one time with a frozen quinoa and brown rice stir fry and that tasted even better. Cooking this in sesame oil was a total game changer in my opinion, it totally gave it that Asian taste. Thanks Mason! Definitely give it a 5/5

Austin Sloane

Thursday 30th of January 2020

Absolutely delicious and so so simple! Mason does it again, this stuff is amassing. One of the best flavor profiles I’ve had in something so low calorie and protein packed. Thanks mason!

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