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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Chicken Cauliflower Bake

Hello foodie friends! It's been a little bit since I've shared a good ol' recipe with y'all. Also, apparently I've turned into a excited southern woman at this moment. I am actually excited to share with you this creation that I was inspired to make.

Remember when I told you that I love cauliflower? It's still true. If you need a reminder you can check out this cauliflower soup recipe that I did earlier this year. And if you do read it, you'll notice I said I #CantStand onions, but I've recently changed my ways. Additionally, chicken and cauliflower are my ideal pallet apparently. Finally, a bit of warning. Do not make this on a hot summer night. I was inspired, but maybe you can hold off for a night that isn't in the high 80s.

I was perusing Pinterest late at night when I couldn't sleep as one does. I was looking at different types of cauliflower recipes, and then I saw a mac and cheese made with cauliflower, and I knew I wanted to make something similar.




I was originally going to just try making that, but then I thought that something layered would be even better. So off to brainstorming I began.

In hindsight I actually should have added bacon to this recipe as well, but that would have been too on the nose. However, I do actually encourage you to do that. I will say that the addition of spinach was fantastic! It gave it a little more color and flavor.



I loved loved loved the cheese sauce in this. I seasoned it with a bit of red pepper, garlic powder, and crushed black pepper. It had just the right of bite and pizzaz for my liking.


Finally I just have to endorse the side of salsa with this dish. It's that final bit of flavor that get's this right to perfection. Trust me. I know it sounds weird, but it's honestly divine.


I am so happy with how this dish turned out. It's all from a bit of Pinterest, and I will definitely be making it again. Now I want to know, what is your go to late night Pinterest searching? Is it food, fashion, DIY or something else? Let us know in the comments!




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Chicken Cauliflower Bake
A cheesy, tasty oven baked dish that's good any time of the year.
Ingredients
  • 5 chicken tenders
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 2 cups cheese
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
Instructions
Start by boiling cauliflower until tender, about five minutes after boiling starts. Preheat oven to 425˚.In a pan, cook chicken and onion and season however you likeIn another dish, prepare the roux using Holly's instructions. Add in cheese, mix until all melted inIn a casserole dish, layer ingredients starting with a bit of the cheese sauceTop dish with extra shredded cheese and bake for 25 minutes
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings
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