Cauliflower (Clean Eating) Chicken Alfredo

So I got this recipe from a friend but changed it up a bit to our liking and it was awesome!  My 9 yr old son’s first word (if it is a word) was MMMM  then he said “This is good”.  SO with that, It was added to my recipes and will be made again.

Cauliflower (Clean Eating) Chicken Alfredo
Serves 6
This is a whole food/clean eating meal and it even goes over well with the kiddos! Very creamy and lite!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 heaping cups fresh cauliflower florets
  2. 3 cups of low sodium chicken or veggie broth (preferably organic or homemade)
  3. 3 cloves of fresh garlic
  4. 12 oz whole wheat fettuccine pasta
  5. 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (preferably grate your own)
  6. 9 oz of chicken breast, cubed
  7. 1/2 cup chopped fresh onion
  8. 1 TBS olive oil
  9. Salt/pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by adding 3 cups of broth to a skillet or pot
  2. Add your cauliflower florets to that and let it soak. Turn to med high to get a nice slow boil and let this boil until soft...about 15 min.
  3. Get a pot ready for boiling your noodles. We took 4 oz out of the 1 lb package and saved it for future use because it would have been too much for the sauce used. Boil pasta per package instructions.
  4. While pasta boils, add olive oil to fry pan and add your onion and garlic. Let this sweat for a few minutes on med heat.
  5. Move the onion and garlic to the side of the pan, turn heat up to med high and Add the cut up chicken and fry until browned.
  6. Mix onions, garlic and chicken together once the chicken is lightly browned and let it fry for about another 2 minutes then set aside in a bowl.
  7. Your cauliflower should be done at this time so take your cauliflower and broth and dump it into a blender and blend until smooth (we used a Vitamix but a regular blender should work fine).
  8. Add the cheese and blend again until no lumps appear. Your mixture will be runny and this is OK. It thickens as it sits.
  9. Once your noodles are done add the sauce and chicken mix to the noodles and stir. Its best to let it sit for about 15 min to thicken up.
Notes
  1. NOTE: You WILL have left overs if you only have a family of three or four. The leftovers taste even better in our opinion. To warm it up, we add just a little mild organic cheddar cheese on top and a little salt and pepper. Warm on 70% power for a min or two, stir and warm for one more min. This makes GREAT left overs!
  2. You may also want to try tuna in this dish if you don't like chicken. The left overs tasted a lot like the cheesy tuna boxed meal (but better).
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  1. Carrie mis-posted this comment so I’m re-commenting it for her.
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    I had to come on and update. We ate this again after two days of sitting in the fridge and it was better then when we first made it! It almost tasted like the Tuna helper out of the box but healthier of course! So yes, leftovers were awesome! Try this out, don’t let the veggies scare you. You can’t even taste them! My nine year old didn’t complain about this dish :D And he’s a very fussy eater (although that is changing the longer we’re on this diet)

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