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Kevin Curry

Healthy Chicken & Asparagus Cauliflower Alfredo

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Healthy Chicken & Asparagus Cauliflower Alfredo

Ingredients 4 servings

* Optional Substitution Note

  • Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup diced white onion
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, fresh
    • 12oz steamed cauliflower florets
    • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    • 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (or grated parmesan)
    • pinch of sea salt & cracked pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces (OR portobello mushrooms)
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12oz wheat linguine (OR your choice of pasta or veggie noodles)
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley
    • shaved parmesan

Steps

Step 1

Place steam-able bag of cauliflower in the microwave (or bring a pot of water to a boil and steam the cauliflower) and cook according to instructions given and set aside.

Step 2

Prepare pasta or linguine in a pot according to the instructions given. Set aside.

Step 3

Set a medium skillet on medium heat. Once hot, saute onions and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes in olive oil, or until the onion turns slightly brown and translucent.

Step 4

Transfer the onions and garlic to a blender, along with the remaining ingredients of the sauce. Blend until smooth and fine. Season to taste with pepper. If you want a thinner sauce, simply add tablespoons of almond milk or water.

Step 5

Set the nonstick skillet back on high heat, once hot, spray with oil, then add chicken and asparagus pieces. Allow the chicken and asparagus to rest in the skillet until marks form, about 2 minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium and stir together and cook the chicken through, about 4 to 6 minutes.

Step 6

Add pasta to the skillet and toss together using tongs. Then, pour in the sauce and fold everything together. Use as much sauce as you’d like and then store the rest in an airtight container.

Step 7

Remove the skillet from the heat and garnish

Step 8

Enjoy!

Healthy Chicken & Asparagus Cauliflower Alfredo

Kevin Curry


Prep 5min
Cook 20min
Total 25min

Category
Calories 330

  • Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup diced white onion
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, fresh
    • 12oz steamed cauliflower florets
    • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    • 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (or grated parmesan)
    • pinch of sea salt & cracked pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces (OR portobello mushrooms)
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12oz wheat linguine (OR your choice of pasta or veggie noodles)
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley
    • shaved parmesan

  1. Place steam-able bag of cauliflower in the microwave (or bring a pot of water to a boil and steam the cauliflower) and cook according to instructions given and set aside.

  2. Prepare pasta or linguine in a pot according to the instructions given. Set aside.

  3. Set a medium skillet on medium heat. Once hot, saute onions and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes in olive oil, or until the onion turns slightly brown and translucent.

  4. Transfer the onions and garlic to a blender, along with the remaining ingredients of the sauce. Blend until smooth and fine. Season to taste with pepper. If you want a thinner sauce, simply add tablespoons of almond milk or water.

  5. Set the nonstick skillet back on high heat, once hot, spray with oil, then add chicken and asparagus pieces. Allow the chicken and asparagus to rest in the skillet until marks form, about 2 minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium and stir together and cook the chicken through, about 4 to 6 minutes.

  6. Add pasta to the skillet and toss together using tongs. Then, pour in the sauce and fold everything together. Use as much sauce as you’d like and then store the rest in an airtight container.

  7. Remove the skillet from the heat and garnish

  8. Enjoy!


Nutrition per serving

Calories330cal
Protein34g
Fats5g
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Details

Prep 5min
Cook 20min
Total 25min

Nutrition per serving

Calories330cal
Protein34g
Fats5g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!