Poached Chicken with Smashed Cauliflower and Salsa

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Serves: 4-6
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4 chicken breast, skinless and boneless
1 1/2 c chicken broth
1 1/2 c dry white wine
kosher salt and pepper, sprinkle
1 large head cauliflower, florets
1/2 c half and half
1/2 stick butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp evoo
1 Tbsp everglades
1 can(s) rotel, drained ( i used fresh chopped vine ripe)
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 medium shallot , chopped
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 large lime juice and zest
salt and pepper to taste

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Sherri Logan Williams Recipe
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Danville VA, lives in Crestview, FL
Member Since Feb 2011
Sherri's notes for this recipe:
This dish is soooo goood!!! This is my take on a Jacque Pepin recipe I saw on a cook show about 7 years ago. I never write down recipes but I remembered the main ingredients. I've made the dish several times. I wanted to share this with my JAP, family. Happy Cooking! sw:)
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In a large pot, poach chicken in chicken broth, wine, salt and pepper for 15-20 minutes, until done.
Boil cauliflower florets until soft, This should take about 12-15 minutes. Drain well. Mash cauliflower. Add the remaining ingredients for the smashed caulifler , mix well.
Mix all salsa ingredients and chill for at least 15 minutes.
On a large plate add smashed cauliflower, chicken breasts and top with salsa. Enjoy!

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user Lauren Conforti Hutt5asl - May 2, 2011
Looks delish! But, okay... I did a search for "evoo" and found out that it is Extra Virgin Olive Oil ... but what in the world is "everglades"? I searched and all I kept finding was the swamp area in Florida! Ha ha! Can you put those two ingredients a little clearer? ^_^ Is it something that is a special ingredient? I really want to try this one, but that's got me stumped. LOL!
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - May 2, 2011
Everglades is a seasoning salt. I live in Florida so, I can buy it at the grocery stores and wally world. If you can't find it, any seasoning salt will do or salt and pepper. Hey, we even have crab boil here called swamp fire. It's really spicy and good. sw:)
user Lauren Conforti Hutt5asl - May 2, 2011
Thanks! Looking forward to trying this one. ^_^
user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - May 4, 2011
Sherri, please tell me you aren't one of those that does the evoo thing!! I hate it when Rachael Ray says that!

This recipe sounds wonderful Though!

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