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Herby Cauliflower Rice with Pecans and Candied Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
January 13, 2018

This recipe has potential but, as is, I can't give t more than a 3. It felt like I was eating an italianate cauliflower with a Canadian-flair chicken. The cooking times are off. 4o minutes for a boneless chicken breast, even if wrapped in bacon, gets you dry chicken. I tried lowering my times to 34 minutes and at 410 and it was still dry. So: lower the cooking time to 30 minutes tops; 25-28 would work for any size chicken breast. The cooking also affected the cauliflower. It was overcooked, a bit bitter, and the garlic and parsley overwhelmed. Next time I will take off the garlic and the parsley, cook it with onion and shredded carrots, see if that works better. Because of that, I think that instead of thyme I would season this whole thing with sage instead of thyme: While at that; I will try skip the sugar mix and instead brush the bacon with some maple syrup and maybe sprinkle some fresh-ground pepper. I think that all these flavors would make this dish a whole lot more coherent. It is up to you guys to try it, though :)