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poached chicken with smashed cauliflower and salsa

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Sherri Williams
Crestview, FL

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:)

(4 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For poached chicken with smashed cauliflower and salsa

  • 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 lg
    head cauliflower, florets
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 can
    rotel, drained ( i used fresh chopped vine ripe)
  • 2 md
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 md
    shallot , chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 lg
    lime juice and zest
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make poached chicken with smashed cauliflower and salsa

  • 1
    In a large pot, poach chicken in chicken broth, wine, salt and pepper for 15-20 minutes, until done.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Mix all salsa ingredients and chill for at least 15 minutes.
  • 4
    On a large plate add smashed cauliflower, chicken breasts and top with salsa. Enjoy!