Pressure Cooker One-Pot Orange Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

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Pressure Cooker One-Pot Orange Chicken and Cauliflower Rice
Pressure Cooker One-Pot Orange Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower, trimmed and quartered
  • 1½ pounds chicken breasts (about 3 breasts)
  • 8 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 4 large oranges, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • Optional Additions
  • greens
  • chopped chile pepper
  • scallions
  • avocado

Appliances

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Directions

  1. Add 1 cup water to the inner steel pot of a pressure cooker. Place steamer basket over water and add cauliflower.
  2. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 1 minute on High pressure.
  3. Set steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure. Press Cancel. Remove steamer basket, and place cauliflower in a large bowl. Mash cauliflower with potato masher until resembles the consistency of rice and set aside.
  4. Remove water from pressure cooker and add chicken, dates, orange zest, orange juice, coconut aminos, sesame oil, ginger, rice vinegar, and garlic.
  5. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 10 minutes on High pressure.
  6. Set steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure. Press Cancel. Remove chicken and place on a plate. 
  7. Turn the pressure cooker to Sauté mode on High; stir in arrowroot starch. Whisk until sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Press Cancel.
  8. Using high speed blender or immersion blender, blend the sauce until smooth. Add salt and black pepper to taste. 
  9. Cut chicken into ½-inch cubes and add to sauce. Serve chicken with cauliflower rice, greens, chopped pepper, scallions, and avocado. 
Mealthy tip:

Substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast for a richer flavor.

Substitute rice or quinoa for the cauliflower if you are not following the Whole30 diet.

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Kai Douglas says:

I really love this orange chicken and cauliflower rice dish. I hopped on the cauliflower train late, but it's my new favorite ingredient. I served this with green beans and ate for dinner, so very flavorful and nourishing.