Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Mashed Cauliflower

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This post actually contains two recipes in one post (though one is linked to and not actually listed).  I made Lemon Rosemary Chicken and paired it with mashed cauliflower (sour cream and chive flavored even though it doesn’t actually use sour cream) for dinner the other night, and I thought they went perfectly together, so wanted to post both of them in one post.  If I make these together again, I may flavor the mashed cauliflower with garlic and olive oil instead of the yogurt and chives just because I think it may make a better pair with this specific chicken recipe. BUT chicken and mashed cauliflower are a win when paired together regardless of the spices used!

For the lemon rosemary chicken, I got the recipe from the following pin:

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The picture links to the recipe, and since this was already incredibly healthy, I didn’t make a single change to it like I usually do.  The recipe is copyrighted, so I am not going to post the actual recipe on this post, but I will post a few pictures of mine!  Just click on the picture and you will be redirected to the recipe.

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Now for the mashed cauliflower!!!  This one I came up with on my own after seeing the following pin:

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Just by looking at it, you can see that there are ingredients in it that I don’t eat, so I just made up my own recipe using all healthy ingredients and it turned out GREAT and SO yummy!  Hubby LOVED them, and I didn’t tell him it was cauliflower till after he ate them, and at first, he didn’t believe me.  He thought it was just plain ol’ mashed potatoes, so I consider this dish a win since it is incredibly good for you, but tastes like the stuff that isn’t so good for you!

MASHED CAULIFLOWER WITH CHIVES

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup homemade chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup plain greed yogurt
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • fresh chives, chopped

Directions:

1.) Chop the cauliflower into florets.  Place in a large pot and fill the pot about halfway with water.  Cover and place over medium high heat.  Cook till the cauliflower is completely tender – about 10-15 minutes.

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2.) Drain the cauliflower and transfer to a food processor.  Add the chicken broth, sour cream, sea salt and pepper, and mix on high until smooth.

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3.) Top with chopped chives and serve!

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YUMMMMMM!!!  You can also play around with the recipe using different spices, etc.  Enjoy! 🙂

 

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