I know the name of the recipe sucks. I know, ok. But I promise it’s way more exciting to the taste buds than you think. And SUPER filling.

I’m getting realllllll excited, guys. Real excited. My second cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen, is super close to release date! If you haven’t already preordered the book, do it now while it’s super cheap and then the book will ship out to you come June 10th. But wait, even though I’m really excited for that, I’m even more excited about the book tour. We are still finalizing dates, places, and times, but I know I will be having a book release party on June 10th, in Denver then heading up the west coast. I’ll have final details next week and I’ll be sure to send out an email with locked in dates. Be sure to sign up for my emails so you’ll know right away! Wait wait, let’s be realistic…I’m way more excited about picking out outfits for the trip. I may or may not be shopping today. Meaning, I definitely am.

Let’s entertain ourselves on this Friday. I can’t tell you how many times I watched this video. Watch this now. DO IT. I laughed so hard, I cried. True story.

So I have yet another wedding this weekend. Four weddings this summer, and this is the second. This is one of the boyfriend’s friends, but I still know a ton of the people there, which will be fun. AND, the cabins allow dogs. So we get to take Jackson with us. Meaning I probably won’t want to go to the reception because I’ll just want to play with him the whole time. He’s just the greatest. He has pretty much learned to not pee in the house anymore, which makes me like him a lot more. What sucks now is that our carpet is TOTALLY stained. Wtf is that? Who sells a carpet cleaner that stains the carpet? That literally makes zero sense. So now that he has stopped being an asshole, I need to get one of those carpet cleaners to pull out the stains. Dumb. Carpet is so gross. I have sworn to never have carpet again after this apartment. It may feel good on your toes, but your toes are just squishing in creepy things. Meaning mine. Just a fact.

Ok, I gotta shop. Now go do something fun with your weekend.

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Chicken Bacon Rice Bowls

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  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 pieces of bacon, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, minced
  • 1.5 pounds chicken, cut into 1 inch cubes (I used skinless, boneless breasts)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans of diced green chiles
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, riced (use a shredding attachment on a food processor to rice the cauliflower)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • avocado, to garnish
  • green onions, to garnish


  1. Place a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add pieces of bacon and cook until crispy then remove and set aside on paper towel. Remove some of the bacon fat from the pot if needed, leaving behind about 3-4 tablespoons.
  2. Add garlic cloves, yellow onion and chicken. Sprinkle with a bit of salt. Cook until chicken is almost cooked through. Then add diced tomatoes, green chiles and cauliflower and mix well. Add a good amount of salt (the cauliflower will soak up a lot) then add chili powder and red pepper flakes. Mix well, place heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. When done simmering, mix in bacon pieces into the rice mixture.
  4. Place in bowl, garnish with a bit of salt and pepper, avocado and green onions.

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  1. Melissa says:

    Not my favorite…the chicken was a little bland. Not sure what I could marinate the chicken in to give it a little flavor!

  2. Shana says:

    This is the first paleo dish I have made and was a big hit with may family. My 14 year old son thought he was eating rice. I later told him what it was and he was shocked that he liked it. Thanks for the great recipe! Looking forward to trying more!

  3. Suzanne says:

    This was absolutely delicious…my family is new to Paleo, and this was amazing and very easy to make. Thank you for sharing your recipes, our favorites to date have all come from Paleomg…cheers!

  4. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I added cumin and coriander and loved the depth of flavor from the bacon. Garnished with cilantro and avacado. Good use for cauliflower-rice.

  5. Krista says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and this was DELICIOUS! My husband and I both loved it. I will definitely be making this again! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Linda says:

    Holy deliciousness batman. This recipe was awesome. I have never wrote a review on any recipe before but it was so good that I had to let the whole world know of its deliciousness. I have never had cauliflower rice before but pretty sure I am just going to somehow use it every night for dinner now! 🙂

  7. Kate says:

    Think I could make this whole30 somehow? And don’t say sugar/nitrate-free bacon, cause Canada doesn’t seem to get that concept.

    1. juli says:

      then don’t use bacon

  8. Jessica says:

    This is a really quick recipe that makes a TON of food. Not to mention it’s super filling. The only thing I would change if I were to make this again would be to double the amount of bacon. I felt like the bacon pieces were very scarce and that is simply not okay 🙂

  9. Krystina says:

    I made this the other day and it was amazzinggg! I am not that great of a cook but it was fairly easy and it came out delicious. Will definitely be making this again.

    1. juli says:

      yay!! so glad you liked it!!

  10. jen says:

    Hi Juli
    Do you think this would freeze well??

    1. juli says:

      i don’t think so. i see it getting a little soggy, but i haven’t tried