It's my night to try something different so here is the result of my playtime in the kitchen. I didn't take a picture. Sorry it smelled so good I didnt even think about you guys. This combo is no grain low carb. AND, with the exception of the cheese it's also anti-inflammatory. I've included a 2nd option for no dairy below, which was also quite good but didn't measure up to my 2 Pepper Jack Cheese fans I had sampling it. 

Lemon Garlic Chicken & Pepper Jack Mash

  • 1 head cauliflower cut up ~8 cups
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 2 chicken breasts filleted 
  • 2 cups chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup cashew cream
  • 2-3 tbsp Mediterranean Seasoning
  •  1 large lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic - finely sliced or minced

Directions:

  1. Prep before work or the night before
  2. Soak 1 cup of cashews in cold water in the fridge for 5 hours Or 30 minutes in hot water
  3. Cut cauliflower in half inch slices and break up into florets in steamer
  4. Fillet Chicken breasts in half
  5. Marinate in Mediterranean spices and avocado oil in the fridge

 

Make it happen:

  1. Steam cauliflower until tender
  2. Blend cauliflower, butter, nut milk with immersion blender
  3. Spread in small baking dish
  4. Cover with 4 slices of pepper jack cheese and bake at 400 for 15 min
  5. Cook chicken in avocado oil ~3 Tbsp on med/high until lightly browned
  6. Add 1 cup chicken broth and cook through
  7. Remove chicken, set aside
  8. add the garlic to the pan, cook for a few minutes until tender
  9. Add 1 cup of broth to the pan
  10. Add the juice of1 large lemon
  11. Whisk in 1/2 cup of the cashew cream

 Serve the sauce over the chicken with the cauliflower mash on the side. Yum. 

No-cheese modification

mix 2-3 Tbsp cashew Flour with 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast, 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper and 1 tsp garlic powder. Sprinkle on the cauliflower instead of the pepper jack cheese.