Cauliflower Mac n' Chicken Casserole


Ingredients
15 oz chicken breast (2 large breasts)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 a head of cauliflower (4 cups)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 package Organic Elbow Macaroni Noodles

For the Sauce
3 cups 1% milk (or any kind, even dairy free)
3 tablespoons tapioca flour
8 oz cheddar cheese

Optional Toppings
Bread Crumbs
Bacon
Green Onion

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and spray casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Chop cauliflower into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Place in casserole dish.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown for a minute to a minute and a half on each side. Then, slice chicken into chunks and place in casserole dish. Set aside.
  4. Make cheese sauce by heating 3 cups of 1% milk over medium/high heat while stirring consistently. Once simmering, add in tapioca flour one tablespoon at a time and continue whisk so that milk does not burn.
  5. Once milk starts to thicken (8-10 minutes in), turn down to low heat and slowly add in 8 ounces of shredded white cheddar cheese. Don’t forget to continue whisking! Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder into cheese sauce.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over the top of chicken/cauliflower and then add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Mix until everything is combined.
  7. Place in oven at 375ºF for 30 minutes (uncovered). Remove and add in noodles. *Bake for 5 minutes. Remove and stir. Place back in and bake for 5 more minutes.
  8. Remove casserole from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Continue to to stir often to release heat so that the noodles do not continue to cook.
  9. Once casserole is cooled, top with optional bread crumbs, bacon, and green onions.
  10. Enjoy!


Notes
*truRoots Ancient Grain Elbow Pasta cooks quickly and will continue to cook when taken out of the oven. Be conscious of this as you check the noodles after 5 minutes. Everyone’s oven is a little bit different, so watch out that your noodles don’t turn to mush!


Original Recipes visit: Cauliflower Mac n' Chicken Casserole @ fitfoodiefinds.com

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