Dinner ideas

Creamy cauliflower and chicken bake

Quick, easy and utterly delicious, this creamy cauliflower and chicken bake will be a hit at the dinner table. Serve with steamed green beans for an easy way to hit your 5-a-day.
Creamy cauliflower and chicken bake
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1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 12-cup baking dish.
2.In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, blanch cauliflower for 2 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup cauliflower cooking water. Arrange cauliflower in baking dish.
3.In a medium saucepan, melt butter on low. Saute garlic and sage for 1-2 minutes. Stir in flour, cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk in milk and reserved cauliflower water until smooth. Return to heat and cook, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens. Stir cheese through. Season to taste.
4.In a medium frying pan, heat oil on high. Brown chicken for 1 minute each side until golden. Transfer chicken to baking dish and pour sauce over.
5.Scatter over combined extra cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 25-30 minutes, adding extra sage leaves in final 5 minutes of cooking time.
6.Serve with steamed green beans or salad.

We used a sourdough loaf to make the crumbs, but use any bread you have on hand.


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