Chicken With Cauliflower Recipes

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Creamy chicken, bacon and cauliflower bake

  • 10m prep
  • 45m cook
  • 4 servings

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479 calories per serve

Allergens: Recipe may contain milk and lactose.

  • 10 Ingredients
  • 5 Method Steps
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10g butter
  • 1 small (900g) cauliflower, trimmed, cut into small florets
  • 2 rashers (120g) bacon, chopped
  • 1 bunch English spinach, trimmed, chopped
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) pouring cream
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves (optional)
  • 2 green shallots, trimmed, sliced
  • 500g Lilydale Free Range Chicken Thigh, fat trimmed
  • 55g (1/2 cup) 3-cheese mix
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  • Step 1Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Lightly grease a 2L (8-cup) capacity ovenproof baking dish.
  • Step 2Heat the oilUnsure of the quantity needed?Click on the underlined ingredient to reveal the quantity. No need to flip back and forth!OK, GOT IT and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until the butter is foaming. Add the cauliflower and bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until light golden.
  • Step 3Add the spinach to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until wilted. Remove from heat and add the cream, thyme and half the shallot. Stir to combine. Transfer to the prepared dish.
  • Step 4Wipe the pan clean and spray with oil. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 2 minutes each side or until golden. Place on top of the cauliflower mixture.
  • Step 5Sprinkle cheese around the chicken. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Stand for 5 minutes before serving topped with the remaining shallot.

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER CHICKEN

Creamy cauliflower chicken with chunky bacon lardons is an easy comfort food dinner. Delicious served with creamy mash to soak up the sauce.

Creamy Cauliflower Chicken

INGREDIENTS

Full recipe with amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Bacon/pancetta.
  • Onion.
  • Garlic.
  • Cauliflower.
  • Fresh thyme. 
  • Chicken stock/broth.
  • Cream. Heavy/Whipping.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Chicken breasts. Boneless chicken thighs can also be used.
  • Salt and pepper. 

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER CHICKEN

  1. Brown the chicken: Place chicken breasts in between two sheets of parchment paper and gently thin out with a meat mallet or rolling pin. Drizzle with a little oil and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat a large, deep pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts then allow to cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  2. Make the cauliflower sauce: In the same pan, add the bacon and cook until crisp and golden. Remove and set aside. Drain off the bacon fat, leaving 1-2 tablespoons behind. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and sauté until soft and fragrant. Add the cauliflower florets and thyme and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, cream and lemon juice then season with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer until the cauliflower is almost tender. Add the chicken back to the pan along with any of its resting juices and allow to cook for another 5 minutes until the chicken is heated through and cooked throughout. Serve with side dishes of your choice.

CAN I MAKE THIS AHEAD?

This recipe can be made and cooled then stored in the fridge the day before you intend to serve it. Add another splash of stock then reheat over medium high heat until hot throughout. Leftovers can be stored covered in the fridge for 2 days.

Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower

This Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower combines juicy chicken, crispy cauliflower, and a sweet and sticky healthy teriyaki sauce.

Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower

Teriyaki Cauliflower Chicken Skillet

Teriyaki chicken and cauliflower is an Asian inspired dish made in minutes in the comfort of your own home. Ginger and garlic infused tender bites of chicken, beautifully charred cauliflower all coated in a healthier version of a classic teriyaki sauce. Served on its own, it is lighter, low carb, and now your new favorite healthy dinner ideas.

We’re swapping out the brown sugar with maple syrup or honey so there’s no skimping on taste. I do the same with shrimp and vegetable stir fry and this healthy chicken stir fry. If you’re lucky enough to own a cast iron skillet, you’ll be able to achieve delicious charred cauliflower. And if not, no worries it tastes amazing no matter what.

This quick and easy stir fry has restaurant quality flavours but is simple enough to make for a busy weeknight dinner. The key is to have all your ingredients prepped to work quickly!

Serve on a bed of Instant Pot brown rice or Instant Pot quinoa and keep leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. It may just taste even better the next day!

Ingredients for Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower

Same simple ingredients I use to make Instant Pot teriyaki chicken and to coat teriyaki salmon with, but plus cauliflower.

  • Chicken: 1 inch pieces of boneless/skinless chicken breast or thighs.
  • Cauliflower and veggies: Cauliflower chopped in small florets. Minced garlic and ginger. Finely chopped green onion.
  • Teriyaki sauce: Soy sauce (I use Bragg’s liquid aminos). Maple syrup or honey. Rice vinegar. Toasted sesame oil. Cornstarch.

How to Stir Fry Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower

  • Prep: Making sure you have everything chopped, prepped, and ready to go is super important as making a stir fry isn’t for the faint of heart! Just kidding it’s not that crazy, but having things ready to go does make it easier. Start this by making sure to have your rice or quinoa cooked and ready to go. Also, you want to chop all your veggies and meat and have them both ready at your side.
  • Combine sauce: In a medium bowl, add soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and cornstarch. Whisk to combine and set aside. The cornstarch will be used as the thickening agent in the sauce. This means that the sauce will coat everything nicely and won’t be thin and runny.
  • Cook veggies: Preheat a large cast-iron skillet or a deep skillet. A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet is your best bet in achieving beautiful char marks and a nice al dente vegetable. Add cauliflower to cook until char marks develop or it’s to your desired texture. Stir a few times and transfer to a bowl to set aside.cooking cauliflower in cast iron skillet
  • Add chicken: Return skillet to the stove and add a bit more oil. Add the chicken, garlic, and ginger to cook. Don’t stir too often, you’ll want to leave it alone to allow for the seared edges to form.cooked chicken breast in cast iron skillet
  • Pour sauce: Grab the bowl of teriyaki sauce you made earlier on and give it a stir. It’s probably settled a bit sitting on the counter. You want to incorporate everything so that none of the cornstarch is sitting at the bottom of the bowl. Pour it over the chicken and stir. Cook until thickened.
  • Simmer and stir: From here, take the cooked cauliflower and add it into the skillet. Combine with the chicken and stir to coat making sure the cauliflower gets its fair share of the sauce. Let it simmer for a moment before turning off the heat.
  • Sprinkle and serve: Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve hot with Instant Pot brown rice or Instant Pot quinoa and enjoy!
Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower over white rice and garnished with green onion

Tips and Variations

  • Skillet: Using a well-seasoned skillet is the best way to give the cauliflower an unbelievable charred flavor. You can also use a deep non-stick skillet or a wok. Just know that when using a wok, you will end up with steamed cauliflower rather than charred, unless you have an amazing wok that sears well.
  • Be ready: Stir fry is a technique, not a flavor. It means “cook fast”. So that’s exactly what you need to be ready to do!
  • Toasted sesame oil: This gives the sauce a nice smoky nutty flavour. You can skip it if you don’t have any, it won’t make or break the dish. Just a nice added bonus!
  • Brown sugar: This is traditionally what is used in a teriyaki sauce, so you can use it if you’d prefer. The maple syrup or honey alternative is a healthier way of keeping added refined sugar out of your food.
  • Other veggies: This is a customizable dish for sure. Stir fry is pretty flexible in what you can add to it, so have fun! Feel free to swap out the cauliflower for broccoli, zucchini, sugar snap peas, snow peas, mushrooms, and even bean sprouts! You want al dente (not mushy) veggies for this dish, so depending on what you use, will determine how long you cook it for.

Storing, Freezing and Reheating

Store: Enjoy leftovers for a few days by keeping them in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.

Freeze: This dish freezes well when kept in an airtight container. Should stay good for up to 3 months, so if you’ve made too much or have made extra for a later date, you’re in luck!

Reheat: Reheat in a pot with a splash of water or broth to avoid burning. This will also help bring a little moisture back to the chicken. Cover and simmer on low, stirring a few times.

Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower Recipe

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Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower

This Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower combines juicy chicken, crispy cauliflower, and a sweet and sticky healthy teriyaki sauce. 30 minute dinner that will satisfy all your take out cravings.

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: Asian

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 310kcal

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Ingredients

Chicken and Cauliflower:

  • ▢1 1/2 lbs cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • ▢2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts or thighs cut into 1” cubes
  • ▢4 large garlic cloves minced
  • ▢1 tbsp ginger minced
  • ▢2 tbsp oil for frying
  • ▢3 green onion sprigs finely chopped
  • ▢2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ▢Brown rice or quinoa for serving

Teriyaki Sauce:

  • ▢3 tbsp soy sauce I used Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • ▢3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • ▢2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ▢1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ▢1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • Cook brown rice or quinoa as per package instructions. Prep and chop all veggies and meat. Stir fry happens fast.
  • In a medium bowl, add soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil and cornstarch. Whisk until combined and set aside.
  • Preheat large cast iron skillet (the best for char!) or deep skillet on medium-high heat and swirl 1 tbsp of oil to coat. Add cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes, stirring just a few times to allow char develop. It should be cooked al dente and not mushy. Transfer to medium bowl and set aside.
  • Return skillet to the stove and swirl remaining 1 tbsp of oil. Add chicken, garlic and ginger; cook for 7 minutes, stirring just a few times to allow char develop.
  • Give teriyaki sauce a whisk, pour over chicken, stir and cook for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • Add previously cooked cauliflower, stir and let simmer for 1 more minute, continuing to stir to coat veggies and meat in sauce. Turn off heat.
  • Sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds. Serve hot with brown rice or quinoa.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Freeze: In an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat in a pot with a splash of water or broth, simmering on low while covered. Stir a few times.

Notes

  • Skillet: I enjoy using a well-seasoned cast iron skillet for this recipe because it gives cauliflower an unbelievable charred flavor. You can also use large deep non-stick skillet or wok. Just keep in mind wok will “steam” veggies more than char, unless you have a very good wok that sears well.
  • Be ready: Stir fry means to “cook fast”, so make sure all your ingredients are prepped before you begin cooking.
  • Toasted sesame oil: Adds a nice smoky touch to teriyaki sauce but you can skip if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Brown sugar: Is more of a traditional ingredient used in teriyaki sauce. Feel free to use it, might have to thin out sauce a bit at the end.
  • Other veggies: Instead of cauliflower, feel free to use broccoli. Also zucchini is great, just cook it slightly less. You want veggies to be al dente.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 715mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g

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