Chicken with Cauliflower Alfredo

I’ve recently heard about cauliflower alfredo sauce. Sounds pretty temping, so I decided  to try and create my own. And it turned out really yummy! Your typical alfredo sauce is made up of mostly butter, cream, and parmesan cheese, which is oh, so delicious. I definitely couldn’t hit the same bells and whistles without adding the cheese, but the rest of it is pretty darn healthy! I decided to make chicken alfredo with it. I made zucchini noodles for myself and the hubby, but used whole wheat fettuccini for the kiddos. So if you are looking for a low-carb option, I say go with the zucchini noodles!

 -Tammy

Health tips:  gluten free*, diabetes friendly*

Ingredients: 4 servings

  • 1 lb. cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups chicken stock/broth
  • 2 TBS butter
  • ½ c. almond milk (unsweetened, original flavor)
  • 1 TBS Greek yogurt
  • ½ c. parmesan cheese
  • 8 cloves of roasted garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 small chicken breasts
  • 2 large zucchini, cut into noodle-like shapes or spiralized (or ½ lb. whole wheat fettuccini noodles
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra parm cheese for topping

Steps:

  1. Simmer the cauliflower florets in chicken stock for 10 minutes (in a pot).
  1. In a blender, add butter, garlic, almond milk, yogurt, and parm cheese. Take out the cauliflower and add it to the blender. Additionally, add ½ cup of the chicken stock from the cauliflower into the blender (save the rest of the chicken stock for soup). Turn on blender and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning of salt and pepper to taste. Add the sauce back to the pot and simmer for a few minutes.
  1. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and cook in a skillet with olive oil for a few minutes on each side until a meat thermometer reads 160-165 degrees.
  1. If making whole wheat fettuccini, boil the noodles according to package directions. If using zucchini noodles, sauté them in a bit of olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, until caramelized (brown around the edges).
  1. To plate, lay noodles (zucchini or whole wheat) first, then lay chicken breast on top. Pour alfredo sauce on top of everything. Sprinkle with parm cheese!

*This is gluten free and diabetes friendly if using zucchini noodles.

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