How do you make arroz con pollo, at home, and healthier than the original? This is a quick and delicious 20 minute, 4 ingredient recipe for cauliflower arroz con pollo that is lower in carbohydrates, but still big on flavor.

How to make Arroz con Pollo Whole30 and Paleo

Arroz con pollo was always one of my favorite meals to order at Mexican restaurants. A big heap of rice, chicken, onions and mushrooms cooked with a delicious, savory sauce.

This grain-free, lower carbohydrate, Whole30 and Paleo friendly healthy arroz con pollo recipe will definitely hit the spot when you’re craving this comforting meal. In addition, it is super fast, easy, and is a family-friendly meal that is ready in about 20 minutes! If you’re looking for ways to use cauliflower rice this is the perfect recipe for a fool-proof, delicious recipe everyone will enjoy.

Our Smoky Latin healthy global gourmet cooking and seasoning sauce makes from-scratch cooking simple, and allows you to enjoy restaurant quality meals at home easily, no matter if you’re a gourmet cook short on time, or a novice cook looking for healthy convenience products to make you look like a kitchen rock star!

If you’re a mixed family like mine (some grain/gluten free, participating in a Whole30 round, while others love, and do well with, rice) and don’t want to make separate meals for everyone, this healthy Mexican-inspired recipe is perfect. Simply cook a batch of rice while you’re making the cauliflower arroz con pollo, and serve it up along side. I enjoy the meal as-is, with a nice big green salad on the side, or some cucumbers with lime juice. Yum!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, make sure you watch the video below to watch how easy it is to make!

*Looking for a healthy version of traditional arroz con pollo? Check out our arroz con pollo recipe made with rice, with stove top, as well as Instant Pot directions!

Whole30 Arroz con pollo recipe

Cauliflower Arroz con Pollo

Serves 4 – easily double or triple, and freezes well


2 tsp healthy oil/fat of your choice (skip if you’re using a nonstick skillet and want to keep this low-fat/fat-free

1 lb diced boneless skinless chicken breast and/or thighs (about 1″ dice)

8 oz mushrooms, quartered

3/4 cup Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Healthy Global Gourmet Cooking & Seasoning Sauce

4 cups riced cauliflower rice (Frozen works great!)

1/2 cup liquid (broth, bone broth, or water)

Salt to taste (our cooking & seasoning sauces are low in sodium so you can salt to your own taste)


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, when hot add oil, swirl to coat.
  2. Add chicken, saute, stirring often, until golden brown.
  3. Add the mushrooms, Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin cooking & seasoning sauce, and cauliflower rice, stirring and cooking about 30 seconds after adding each ingredient.
  4. Add broth (or water), and salt to taste.
  5. Bring to a simmer, lower the heat to low and cover. Cook for about 10 minutes until the liquid has soaked up into the cauliflower rice and it is fluffy and tender.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


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