These chicken and cauliflower recipes are a great option if you are on a tight budget.
Adding a healthy portion of cauliflower to chicken dishes not only adds extra nutrients and fiber, but it’s also incredibly filling.
Use tender cauliflower florets to add a little crunch, or grab a bag of frozen cauliflower rice to replace carbs. It’s such a versatile vegetable!
From cheesy and delicious one-pan casserole bakes to flavorful tandoori and teriyaki dishes, your family will love these recipes.
1. Creamy Cauliflower Chicken
There’s nothing more satisfying than a creamy chicken and cauliflower dish served over mashed potatoes.
Thinly pounded chicken breasts simmer in a sauce of rich herbs, bacon, heavy cream, garlic, and just a touch of lemon juice.
Tender pieces of cauliflower amplify the heartiness of this dish, and it’s served over a bed of mashed potatoes to soak up all those juices.
2. Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
Are you on the hunt for a gluten-free dinner dish that’s impossibly filling?
What’s great about this recipe is that it’s so simple to prepare, making it perfect for a hectic weeknight.
Rotisserie chicken and a bag of frozen riced cauliflower simmer in a sauce made from cream cheese and sharp cheddar with plenty of bright herbs
It’s rich, decadent, and an affordable weeknight meal when you’re short on time.
3. Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
Everyone loves fried rice! It may be incredibly addictive, but it isn’t exactly healthy food (especially when watching your carb intake).
Omitting rice in place of cauliflower rice is a great way to deliver intense Asian flavors without the extra carbs.
Plus, it’s super low in calories, which is an excellent way to amp up flavors while keeping calories low.
Rice a head of cauliflower or opt for a bag of frozen rice cauliflower to save time (and money).
With rich Asian seasonings like toasted sesame oil and coconut aminos, it’s hard to eat just one bowl.
4. Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower Bake
Who doesn’t love a simple sheet pan meal?
While the ingredient list on this recipe is simple, it’s so delicious that you may not even require a side dish!
The key to this easy sheet pan meal is to make sure you bake the chicken and cauliflower until it starts to caramelize in the oven.
That caramelization infuses tons of smokey flavors amplified by a layer of nutty Parmesan cheese.
Serve it up by the bowlful, or pair it with a touch of lemon juice or tangy tzatziki and naan.
5. Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
If you’re looking to impress guests with a fancy dinner dish, you can’t go wrong with this super simple sheet pan dinner.
For optimal flavor, opt for chicken breasts with the skin on that toast golden brown in the oven.
Cauliflower florets soak up the bright lemon and savory Parmesan notes and pair perfectly with tender cauliflower.
Serve them with pasta, or omit the extra carbs, and place them alongside a crisp garden salad.
6. Sheet-Pan Harissa Chicken with Carrots and Cauliflower
Harissa is a flavorful spice that lives somewhere between sriracha and ketchup. Adding even a little harissa into your bakes infuses spicy flavors.
The chicken marinates in a spicy harissa sauce infused with potent herbs like coriander and cumin for at least one hour in the fridge.
Spicy harissa chicken pairs perfectly with slightly sweet carrots and tender cauliflower floret in the oven.
Add fresh cilantro to lift those robust flavors, and serve over pasta, potatoes, or rice.
7. Tandoori Chicken and Cauliflower Sheet Pan Dinner
It doesn’t get much better than this spicy, fragrant tandoori chicken and cauliflower sheet pan meal.
Tandoori spice is a classic seasoning found in Indian cuisine.
If you don’t have tandoori seasoning, you can make your own with a blend of turmeric, coriander, and cumin.
After the chicken, cauliflower, and chickpeas come out of the oven, garnish with fresh cilantro and a little (or a lot) of creamy yogurt sauce.
8. Cheesy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Casserole
This intensely cheesy casserole is a great way to sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters in your family.
The base of the casserole incorporates cubed (or shredded) chicken with cauliflower rice in rich Italian seasoning.
However, the real star of this show is all that cheese!
It’s so decadent and creamy, thanks to cream cheese, heavy cream, and a generous top layer of cheddar cheese.
Bake until golden, bubbly, and delicious.
9. Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower
Making teriyaki at home is simple, and you won’t need to dust off your wok for this recipe!
Marinate your protein and veggies in a homemade teriyaki sauce with toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and maple syrup.
It’s salty, sweet, and a great way to jazz up those veggies without a lot of effort.
Once your chicken and cauliflower finish cooking, garnish with sesame seeds for added crunch and serve over rice.
10. One-Dish Italian Chicken and Cauliflower Dinner
It doesn’t get much easier if you are a newbie to the kitchen than this one-dish Italian chicken and cauliflower bake.
The cauliflower is tender and fragrant in a rich blend of tomato paste, mustard, and olive oil.
Pair it with chicken coated in rich Italian herbs, and bake them both together on the same pan.
This foolproof recipe comes out of the oven in 30 minutes!
11. Veggie Loaded Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
Are you struggling to get your family to scarf down their greens?
Getting a little inventive with the crust is a great way to hide those veggies in a satisfying dinner dish that’s sure to be a hit.
Shredded rotisserie chicken pairs perfectly with tender broccoli and cauliflower floret in a rich and creamy Greek yogurt sauce.
Top your casserole with Parmesan crisps, crushed Ritz crackers, or crunchy fried onions for added crunch.
This recipe proves no one can resist the siren call of a golden and crunchy crust!
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