Skinny Chicken Divan with Cauliflower Cream Sauce

Skinny Chicken Divan with Cauliflower Cream Sauce

PURE comfort food made SO light!


For the Cauliflower Cream Sauce (this is a half batch of the original –make a whole batch if you like things saucier or want additional sauce to serve with an added starch. I included the halved portion for ease of importing the recipe if you’re a macro-counter.)

For the Chicken Divan


Make your Cauliflower Cream Sauce

  1. Bring 4 cups chicken broth to a boil in a large pot (or enough to cover the cauliflower). Add the cauliflower and cook, covered, for 7-10 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender. Do not drain.
  2. While the cauliflower cooks, sauté the garlic and butter in a large nonstick skillet over LOW heat. Cook for several minutes until the garlic is soft and fragrant but not brown. You don’t want it bitter!  Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower pieces to your blender. Add 1/2 cup of the hot chicken broth, the sautéed garlic/butter, salt, pepper, curry, lemon and milk. Blend or puree for a few minutes until the sauce is very smooth.  You can add more broth or milk depending on how thick you want the sauce. I prefer at least another 1/2 cup broth.  Discard remaining broth. Set sauce aside.

For the Divan

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9×13 with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Combine cooked broccoli (I salt it a little), chopped cooked chicken (you could also use shredded rotisserie chicken), and sauce in a large bowl so everything gets coated (or do it directly in your pan if you can handle stirring there!)
  3. Sprinkle with *2 oz grated cheese (56g), and top with bread crumbs.
  4. Spray the top of the breadcrumbs with a mist of cooking spray, and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes uncovered.