Paleo Green Chili Pork with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Green Chili

This recipe from Paleo Newbie for Green Chili Pork has become one of my favorites. It is no secret that I love Mexican food and this delicious dish satisfies that craving!


Green Chili Pork Ingredients:

2 lbs of pork shoulder or pork butt
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cans (4 oz size) of green chilies
Juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbs chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne

Cilantro Lime Rice (Cauliflower) Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower – “riced”
1/4 cup broth (from the crockpot)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 limes, plus zest
1/4 cup chopped cilantro – leaves only
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Set slow-cooker to low

2. Chop onion and add to slow-cooker

3. Pour in 1/2 cup of chicken broth

4. Next combine all of the pork spices in a small bowl

5. Use the spices as a rub and coat the pork roast completely on all sides

6. Juice the 2 limes, and add to slow-cooker

7. Add your pork roast to the slow-cooker

8. Pour the two cans of chilies over the roast

9. Cook for 6-8 hrs. Slow-cooker temperatures vary. Mine does fine on low, but you may need to adjust yours depending on your cooker/crockpot
Note: it will look like there isn’t much liquid in the pot. That’s OK. As the roast cooks it will add its own juices to the liquid. You don’t want to dilute the lime flavor by adding too much chicken broth.

10. Once the pork is done, start the cauliflower rice

11. Chop up a head of cauliflower and place in a food processor

12. Pulse it until it turns into particles resembling rice – this should happen pretty quickly

13. Turn on a cooktop burner to medium to medium-high heat

14. In a medium-sized pan add the cauliflower “rice”

15. Get some of the yummy broth from the slow-cooker – about 1/4 cup – and add to rice pan

16. Add 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

17. The cauliflower contains a lot of moisture – you’ll notice it will start to steam in the pot

18. Just watch it and stir occasionally as it cooks. Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes

19. Taste the cauliflower rice for consistency

20. Once the rice is done, stir in the juice and zest of 2 limes, add cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste

21. Serve rice to the side or as a bed for the pork

22. Add vegetables such as grilled peppers if you like


~ Carrie