Chicken, Chorizo and Cauliflower Cheese

Yesterday I had Cauliflower Cheese served as a side with my roast dinner which got me thinking about a low carb cauliflower cheese dinner recipe to share with you.

I am therefore pleased to say that I successfully made a very tasty dish which would be suitable for lunch or dinner and perfect for a low carb diet with 10 net carbs per portion.

Cooked chicken formed the base of my dish; but I felt I wanted to spice it up slightly so I added Chorizo which worked very well. You could use whatever cooked meat you choose, for example ham would work well. Just be aware that the nutrients below are worked out on the recipe published.

You will see from the photos that I added broccoli for colour and a change of flavour. Broccoli is a great low carb vegetable to use as part of a low carb diet.

Chicken, Chirizo and Cauliflower Cheese

Add broccoli to enhance colour and taste.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine General
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 Portions
Calories 989 kcal
Author SharonBye

Ingredients

  • 250 gm Cooked chicken
  • 50 gm Chorizo
  • 1 medium Cauliflower
  • Salt and pepper

Cheese Sauce

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 100 gm Cream cheese
  • 150 gm Grated cheddar
  • 50 ml Full fat milk

Instructions

  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling salted water for 15 minutes or until just  cooked. Do not over cook as it will be cooked further in the oven.

  2. Cut the chicken and chorizo into small bite size pieces and arrange to cover the bottom of a casserole dish. Season as required with salt and pepper.

Cheese Sauce

  1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and heat gently until all the cheese has melted. Stir regularly to ensure the sauce does not burn on the bottom of the pan.

  2. Pre-heat oven on 180 degree or gas 4.

Assembly

  1. Strain the cauliflower and layer tightly on top of the meat.

  2. Spoon over the cheese sauce ensuring all ingredients are covered.

  3. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Make sure meat is piping hot before serving. If not ready then return to oven for further 10 minutes.

Nutrients per portion

Calories                989

Fat                             86 g

Net carbs                 10 g

Protein                     37 g

 

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