Yoghurt-baked Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Serves 2

  • 2 x 150g skinless chicken breasts

Yoghurt mixture:

  • 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 red shallot, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 100g low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Cauliflower rice:

  • 1 cup (approx. 120g) cauliflower, coarsely grated
  • 20g pistachios, toasted and chopped
  • pinch turmeric powder
  • pinch of cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°c.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the yoghurt mixture together and season well with salt and pepper. Then place chicken breasts into the mixture. Leave to marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes or overnight.
  3. Place chicken and the mixture into a baking dish lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. To prepare the cauliflower rice, add grated cauliflower in a small saucepan with olive oil. Cover with the lid and let it steam over middle heat for 3 minutes (no water is needed because the cauliflower itself contains enough moisture). Take it off the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Season well and set aside.
  5. Serve chicken with cauliflower rice and crumble some of the baked mixture over the chicken.

30 Reviews


Fri Sep 06, 2019 at 11:06 PM

So yummy and easy too


Sat Jun 15, 2019 at 6:48 PM

Really easy and definitely delicious


Sat Jun 15, 2019 at 6:48 PM

Really easy and definitely delicious


Mon Nov 06, 2017 at 10:46 AM

This was lovely even though I left out a couple of ingredients.


Sat Oct 14, 2017 at 9:41 PM

This is delicious. Even my diet suspicious husband loved it and totally cleaned out the bowl of cauliflower rice.


Sun Sep 11, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Oh my goodness! So yum! I cooked my chicken for 30mins. I only used coriander once but I'm going to omit it next time as the flavour is too strong other than that PERFECT!


Wed Nov 25, 2015 at 9:41 PM

This cooked on the bbq slowly is so tender an delish. The rice is the best will be making that again soon...

Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM

I ran this recipe through My Fitness Pal and works out at -


Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Made this for dinner tonight, it was yummy. I marinated the chicken overnight, it was moist and tender. The cauliflower rice was amazing!!!! My son even ate it, and he hates cauliflower. He did think it was rice. Will make again


Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

The cauliflower rice was absolutely yummers, chicken was good however think I may have done the marinade wrong as it curdled but all in all pretty darn good!!


Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Omg delish!! I too substituted coriander for parsley, works a treat. Will be making this one again :)

Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 1:30 AM

I have used flat leaf parsley instead of coriander :-)


Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM

The chicken was very tender and I loved the rice. Will definitely make again :)


Tue May 07, 2013 at 6:08 AM

I cooked a similar dish but used fresh caught fish. First time I have eaten or made cauliflower rice and my hubby and I absolutely loved it to bits! Super tasty :-)


Mon May 06, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Yummy. Husband said "Put this one on the repeats".


Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

OMG this was fantastic and soooooo tasty....my whole family loved it and yes I left the chicken in for an extra 5 minutes as it does need it but again it depends upon your oven.

Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM


Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Does anyone know how many calories in one serve of this meal?


Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I don't like coriander, what could I use instead?


Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Y U M !!!!!!! have to admit i was a but dubious about this one.......but it was DELICIOUS!!!!
I marinated the chicken for a couple of hours and it was sooooo tender and full of flavour.
The only trouble i had was it took way longer to cook it in the oven and i had nothing in the baked mixture that would crumble over the top of the meal, it was all pretty saucy.
Can't wait to do this one again though =)))))


Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Eating this right now. It's apsolutly stunning!


Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Definitely a new favourite!


Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Made the cauli rice last night for dinner.... yummo! It was amazing. Thank you for the recipe :)


Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Absolutely amazing!! It did take more than 15 minutes to cook the chicken though.... So a bit of trial and error time wise. But I loved this and my partner who isn't on CS loved it too and he is really fussy with his food, your typical 19 year old male. Surprised he enjoyed it! :D


Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Yummo! The whole family enjoyed this :)


Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Very very yummy!!! It would be good if you could show how many calories etc.... as the other recipes have this. :)


Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I tried this recipe the other day and absolutely LOVED it!! It was so delicious. Especially the Cauliflower rice too; I have since cooked the Cauliflower Rice a couple more times as a side with other dishes (my partner loves it - he kept saying, "This rice is amazing!", and I said "You know there's actually no rice in there, don't you?", and he was like, "Really?! No way."). I loved that the whole thing was so easy and quick to make, plus there was minimal washing up thanks to the baking paper trick. I will definitely be cooking this Yoghurt-baked Chicken recipe again when we next have people over! Thank you Jennifer Evans :)


Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

This was so easy to make and tasted great!! Loved it! :)


Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

This was the best !!!!! So yummy the cauliflower rice was amazing :)


Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

This is so yummy thanks :O)

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