Cauliflower-Sauced Chicken Skillet


Juicy chicken meets hearty cauliflower for an easy super-skillet dinner recipe.

Cauliflower-Sauced Chicken Skillet
Photo: Andy Lyons
Start To Finish Time:
30 mins


  • 12 ounce chicken breast tenderloins, or skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut lengthwise into 1-inch strips

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), chopped

  • ¼ cup sliced shallot

  • 1 cup Cauliflower Sauce

  • 8 ounce asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Homemade Cauliflower Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 2 pound head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets

  • 2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¾ cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until done (165°F), turning once. Remove from skillet.

  2. In same skillet add broth, dried tomatoes, and shallot. Bring to boiling. Add asparagus; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return chicken to skillet; add sauce, 1 Tbsp. thyme, the salt, and pepper; heat. Top with additional fresh thyme.

Homemade Cauliflower Sauce


  1. In a 4-qt. pot heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in cauliflower and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Blend until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 404mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 684mg 15%
Folate, total 58.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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