This is a great high protein, low carbohydrate meal! It is warn and delicious without being stodgy and is great with a big salad in summer or a cheeky glass of red by the fire in winter 🙂
Cauliflower is from the same family as broccoli and cabbage, it contains many essential B-complex vitamins and loads of vitamin C. Cauliflower contains several anti cancer phyto-chemicals which have proven benefits against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers.
Why I love tomatoes- The antioxidant properties of lycopene in tomatoes may protect our immune cells from destructive free radicals, molecules that can harm cells and damage DNA. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which, like lycopene, is linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are also high in salicylates, which have an anti-clotting effect on the blood, and may be partially responsible for tomatoes’ protective effect against heart disease. Tomatoes contain vitamin K, which plays a key role in clotting blood and maintaining strong bones. The Vitamin A in tomatoes helps maintain healthy skin, hair, mucous membrances, bones and teeth.
1 kg chicken thighs (I prefer breasts generally but thighs taste WAY better in this recipe, breasts tend to dry out and taste like…. I don’t know- something gross)
1 red onion- diced
2 cloves garlic- crushed
2 tbs thyme
1 cup dry white wine
500 ml chicken stock
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp coconut oil
1 small or 1/2 lge head cauliflower
1/2 cup milk (I used coconut milk)
Pinch salt & pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
For the mash- steam cauliflower until soft then add all ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth- you could probably use a stick mixer too.
For the chicken-
In a frypan cook onion and garlic in the oil until onion is translucent, add chicken things and seal on both sides, add the wine and make sure you scrape all the yummy bits off the bottom of the pan then remove from heat. Transfer everything to your slow cooker (you could do this in a big pot on the stove if you wanted to, in which case leave it all in there now), add remaining ingredients and turn it on. Go to work/bed, it will be done when you wake 🙂 if you are going to do this on the stove, bring all ingredients to the boil then reduce to a low simmer, cover and allow to simmer for at least 2hrs.