Roasted Chicken & Shiitakes with Creamed Spinach
Preheat Oven to 425 degrees
Prep Time 45 min
Cook Time 1 hour 15 min
1 Roasting Chicken-To save time you can purchase a chicken already roasted. Make sure you get a free range ~ organic chicken.
Or 2-3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1 Tbsp. ghee, melted
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 tsp. herbs de provence OR
2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 tsp roasted garlic granules
1/2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. grey (Celtic) sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
8 oz. shiitake or blend of wild mushrooms
2 tsp. melted ghee
salt & pepper
2 medium heads cauliflower (broken into florets and riced) OR 2 bags of riced cauliflower
1/4 cup ghee
1 bunch spring onions, chopped (you can use 1 Tbsp. shallots or any type of onion, instead).
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 ozs baby spinach leaves
2 heads or packages cauliflower, riced *see instructions below
2 Tbsp olive oil
*Remember, this recipe is super versatile. You can sub any of the herbs, spices or veggies for your favorites or anything you have in your fridge.
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 to 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup raw cream OR whole fat coconut milk
1 1/2 cups shredded pecorino cheese (this is a hard sheep’s milk cheese, like parmesan).
Direction to roast chicken:
Drizzle ghee over chicken and sprinkle with favorite seasonings
Roast for 1 hour
Allow to rest for 15 minutes before removing breast meat
To roast mushrooms:
De-stem mushrooms and toss with 2 tsp. ghee, salt & pepper
Place in single layer in small roasting pan
Roast for 20-30 minutes
Chop into 1/2 inch pieces
To make cauliflower rice:
Place washed florets, in batches, 1-2 cups at a time in food processor.
Using knife blade, pulse until resembles the size of rice.
To make risotto:
In large Dutch Oven over med/high heat, melt ghee
Add chopped onions, garlic cloves and stir, cooking for 3-5 minutes
Add spinach and stir for an additional 2-3 minutes
Add cauliflower and saute, stirring frequently for another 2 minutes
Drizzle with olive oil while continuing to stir over med/high heat for a few minutes
Add 1/2 cup white wine and stir
Continue cooking and adding broth until cauliflower is cooked al dente.
Add cream and half of cheese and cook to desired consistency
Stir in chicken, drippings and mushrooms
Top with additional cheese and serve