Chicken Faux-sotto Milanese

This is a low carb version of a Chicken Risotto Milanese style. Milanese generally refers to a common meat dish from Peru, Argentina, Brazil and other South American countries. It was generally breaded, fried and served with a Parmesan cream sauce. So – to Lowcarbify it…I have removed the breading and substituted the Arborio Rice for Cauliflower. Enjoy!

1 Head of Cauliflower, shredded via a food processor (or grated)
1.5 – 2 lbs Boneless, skinless Chicken Breast
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Cup diced onion
1 1/4 Cup Dry white wine (I used Pinot Gris)
1 1/4 Cup Chicken Broth (Low Sodium, preferably)
2 tsp. Chicken Bouillon Concentrate
1 Clove Garlic
3/4 tsp Parsley
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1/3 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/3 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
Salt and Pepper

Heat Medium sized non-stick, frying pan over medium heat, add shredded cauliflower to the pan and allow to heat to remove water from cauliflower. After 8-10 minutes, add 1 TBSP of butter and a pinch of salt. Continue to allow to cook until cauliflower begins to brown slightly. This will take approximately 15 minutes and should be stirred every 3-4 minutes.

In a seperate, large skillet, add diced onion, garlic, and Olive Oil and heat over medium-high. While cauliflower and onions are cooking, cut chicken breast into 1 inch pieces. Once onion is translucent, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and 10 turns of the pepper mill. Add chicken and remaining butter to onion pan. As chicken begins to whiten, add an addl pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp pepper (15 turns of pepper mill)

Once the chicken is white all over, add the wine, chicken boullion, chicken broth and spices.
Stir until bouillion is dissolved. Allow to simmer until liquid reduces by 1/4. Add cauliflower to large chicken skillet and stir to combine. Turn up head and allow liquid to reduce by approximately another 1/4. (Approximately 8-10 minutes). After reduction, add cheese and stir to melt for approximately 6 minutes.

Three minutes before serving, turn heat off and add heavy cream. Stir to combine and serve. Top with fresh parsley and addl parmesan cheese if desired.


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