Sweet & Sour Chicken Thighs, Cauliflower & White Rice

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

An entire meal in one pot – seems impossible, but it’s true. This Sweet & Sour Chicken Thighs, Cauliflower & White Rice is the perfect weeknight meal for you and your family. In under an hour, you can have this one pot meal on your table.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 1 cup medium-grain white rice, rinsed (until water runs clear)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (or canola oil)


  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut in 2-inch florets
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs, seasoned
  • kosher salt, as desired
  • ground black pepper, as desired


  • 4 bone-In chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup sweet & sour sauce, set aside


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Medium Bowl
  • Step 1

    Add the rice, water, and butter to the pot and stir until combined.

  • Step 2

    Place all Level 2 ingredients in a medium bowl and toss until fully combined.

  • Step 3

    Place a 10-inch sheet of aluminum foil on a flat surface. Add cauliflower mixture to the center and fold the edges up around the mixture to make an open packet. Place the foil packet on the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot over the rice mixture.

  • Step 4

    Season the chicken thighs on both sides with canola oil, salt, and pepper. Slide the Deluxe Layer through the lower layer’s handles. Place the chicken thighs on the Deluxe Layer.

  • Step 5

    Close the lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 375°F, and set time to 20 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 15 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove the entire rack. Stir the rice and pour sweet & sour sauce over the chicken thighs. Serve with cauliflower.