Holy.Sh*t. This post was a pain in my ass to get live on my site. When technology doesn’t work, it’s a real ball buster. I kept writing this post and editing it and then none of it would save. And honestly, these posts take a while. To make the recipe, to edit the photos, to write up the recipe, to link up the ingredients, to write my babble bullsh*t at the beginning. It just takes time. And then for it to all erase…multiple times…I need a little Namaste in my life. Whenever I get crazy frustrated, I do deep breathing. Ain’t nobody got time for messing with my cortisol levels.

So just warning you now – I haven’t watched the first episode of The Bachelorette yet. I wanted to watch it with my sister-in-law but we just couldn’t devote 2 ½ hours of our lives on a Monday night, knowing full well nothing happens on the first episode. All that happens is the producers decide who they want to make look like an idiot and in turn, ruin their lives longterm. We all know (hopefully) that reality TV is total bull, but after listening to all the episodes of the Reality Steve Podcast and all of his guests, I really have lost all respect for the producers of that show. AND I will definitely be careful with some of the things I say on my blog. It’s crazy hearing firsthand experience from the show and how much the producers f*ck with you. I’ve been contacted a couple times about doing reality TV stuff, but I feel like they are pretty much just out to ruin lives. And I kind of really love my life. Sooooo……

But don’t you worry little lover face, I’ll definitely be doing a little Bachelorette recap this week on the blog!

So here’s some news you won’t care about whatsoever but I’m pretty damn pumped about – We are painting the outside of our house in about a week! We have this super ugly color brick and we are over it. So we are painting the brick a dark grey color after seeing a few houses in our neighborhood do the same. I spend my mornings now walking Jackson and taking photos of different houses for paint and landscaping inspiration. Like a real creep ball. If I saw someone taking photos of my house, I would chase them. Luckily, no one has chased me yet. Winning! I’m just so excited for our neighbors to finally be proud of having us as neighbors. It’s been 2 years and I think they hoped we would have our sh*t together sooner, but hot damn, houses take a lot of money! I drive through neighborhoods and I’m always like – does everyone just have endless money to redo their homes and buy a milli cars and look like they have their lives together?! I don’t get it.

I just noticed the shirt I’ve been wearing since last night is on backwards. Ughhhhhh. Today isn’t off to the best start! Time to go work out and change that all around!

Ok wait, you totally should go make this recipe! I made it on my instagram stories a week ago and had so many people message me about the recipe that I decided to put it on here. It’s not exactly like fried rice and it doesn’t have an egg in it, but it’s totes easy to make any night of the week! Thank you Claire from Girls Gone Wod Podcast for inspiring me in the kitchen after telling me she makes fried rice every week! This has now become a staple in my own weekly routine!

PaleOMG - My Spin on Chicken Fried Rice

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My Spin on Chicken Fried Rice

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  • Yield: 2-3 1x



For the sauce

For the rice

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 pound chicken thighs, cubed into bize size pieces
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (12 ounce) package of cauliflower rice, defrosted
  • green onions, diced, for garnish
  • cilantro, roughly chopped, for garnish


  1. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add all the ingredients for the sauce and whisk to combined. Let come to a low boil and reduce for about 10 minutes until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
  2. While the sauce reduces, place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add ghee and once the pan is hot, add the chicken thighs. Sprinkle with a bit of a salt then cook until chicken is browned on all sides and no longer pink. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken then add the peppers and yellow onion along with a pinch more salt and garlic powder. Cook for about 10 minutes, until peppers are soft and onion is translucent.
  3. Once peppers are cooked through, add cauliflower rice and chicken back to the pan to cook for 3-5 minutes, until the cauliflower is soft.
  4. Lastly, add sauce to the pan. You can add however much you prefer, but I add about half of the sauce and save the rest for another night. Mix the sauce within the pan until mixture is coated. Then add green onions and cilantro. Serve up!

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  1. Juliana says:

    Holy Sh*tballs!! I made this last night, but replaced the chicken thighs with bite size pieces of pork tenderloin from my ButcherBox order and it was aaaahhmaazzingg! Thanks for the bomb.com recipe!!

    1. juli says:

      yummmmm!! so glad you liked it!

  2. John Fitt says:

    No one cares for bland food. Spicy, herby, delicious and healthy – that’s how food should be done and this dish definitely ticked off each box for these areas.

    sooo yummy! Thanks Juli,

  3. Katherine Kibbe says:

    Juli! This recipe is fab as always. I had some of the sauce left over and used it as a glaze for some butcher box pork chops…. Omg SO GOOD. You da best thanks for all of the kick ass ideas ❤️

  4. Iris says:

    I’m making this tonight but my sauce isn’t thickening. Is it supposed to?

    1. juli says:

      yes. are you using a pan instead of a saucepan? if you have a larger surface area, it will thicken pretty quickly

  5. Brittni says:

    I made this recipe minus the chicken this evening. The sauce is SO good. I’m going to make a big batch to cook some drumb sticks to eat with the left over fried rice. Very easy and delicious. I added ginger, garlic, peas, chopped carrot, and kale to my fried rice too. And word to the wise, make extra sauce. You’ll want to eat on everything. So good.

    1. juli says:

      glad you liked it, brittni!

  6. Lisa says:

    Hi Juli!
    Can you use another sauce besides fish?

    1. juli says:

      i don’t have a substitute for that. you can just leave it out. it just won’t be the exact same flavor

  7. Mallory says:

    Made this tonight. DELICIOUS

    1. juli says:

      glad you liked it Mallory!