Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cauliflower "Rice" Tabbouleh


Chicken breasts on the grill have a smoky flavor that's enhanced with an easy spice rub. We chose flat-leaf parsley in this salad because it has a stronger herbal taste than its sometimes-bitter curly counterpart.

spice grilled chicken
Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cumin, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried marjoram

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 cups fresh riced cauliflower (see Tip)

  • 2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 1 cup diced cucumber

  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup sliced scallions


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Mix 2 tablespoons oil, 2 teaspoons cumin, marjoram, 1/2 teaspoon salt, allspice and cayenne in a small bowl. Brush on chicken.

  3. Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 10 to 12 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add riced cauliflower, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes and scallions; toss to coat.

  5. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the chicken and serve over the tabbouleh.


Tip: Swapping riced cauliflower for bulgur in this tabbouleh amps the veggie servings. If you go for frozen, first cook it according to package directions, then let it cool and pat it dry before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
21g Fat
9g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 57%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Vitamin A 3032IU 61%
Vitamin C 74mg 82%
Folate 71mcg 18%
Sodium 522mg 23%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 711mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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