Salsa Chicken + Curried Cauliflower

Who says you can’t cross cultures when creating a delicious dinner?

Tonight’s dinner featured the flavors of Mexico and the flavors of India.

What can I say? I’m an equal opportunity eater. 😉

The Mexican portion of my meal included salsa chicken, which I prepared by placing two chicken breasts and half a jar of salsa in the crock pot and let it cook on low while I was at work (6 – 8 hours).

When I arrived home, I removed the chicken from the salsa and pulled the moist meat apart using two forks.

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The flavors of India debuted on my plate in the form of curried cauliflower, which I enjoyed along with the salsa chicken.

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To make the cauliflower, I tossed approximately two cups of chopped cauliflower florets with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and curry powder, before roasting the vegetable at 475 for 15 minutes, flipping the florets halfway through.

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Curry is definitely growing on me…

I gotta get goin’ because Ryan needs the computer tonight to complete his fantasy football draft this evening.

His team name?

Goose Lives


Goose, you big stuuuuuud!

Any other Top Gun fans out there?

Hiiiighway to the Danger Zone!

38 Responses

  1. Is it so sad to say I’m not even sure what curry tastes like?? Guess I need to try it out!

    And yes I ❤ Top Gun

    I feel the need… the need for speed!!! 🙂

  2. Too funny- Craig is stealing mine tonight too for HIS fantasy draft as well! 😀

  3. Wow that cauliflower sounds so delicious! It’s definitely a recipe I’ll have to try sometime. I’ve never tried curry before either, but I’m very open to trying it!

  4. I really like roasted cauliflower – I think it tastes like popcorn!

  5. I used to watch Top Gun ALL the time with my cousin when I was younger. We were obsessed with that movie, haha!

  6. I LOVE CHICKEN SALAD! this weekend i was craving chicken like mad and paced all over town to find a good chicken salad!! all i could find was tuna and salmon which was ok but im pretty sure in that moment i would have given you my left arm just to have a bite haha ❤

  7. omigoodness.
    now i have that song stuck in my head…
    highway to the danger zone….

  8. YES! Love Top Gun, that is where Maverick got his name!

  9. Top Gun is the BEST! My dad is a pilot and his call name was “Sky King”. hahaha—i firmly believe that the move is totally accurate 😉

  10. Yum!

  11. owww that curried cauliflower looks yum…!

    Take my breath away~~~~

    Owww yes Top Gun!!!!!

  12. The chicken looks delicious and super easy to make while away for the day! I will definitely be trying that one soon.

  13. I think I’m with Brittany on being not quite sure what curry tastes like. 😦

    Who doesn’t love Top Gun?!?! 🙂 Especially Goose!

  14. I love salsa with my chicken…I think I just like salsa in general. I eat it everyday 🙂 For me (salsa wise) the hotter the better. If I can sweat while eating it….I oddly enjoy it haha 🙂

  15. I’m just getting into curry too, and now I’m a little bit obsessed! I’ve been mixing cannelini beans, spinach, and eggplant with curry powder in a skillet. Delicious!! Your cross-cultural dinner looks divine!

  16. Crashed and burned! Top Gun is great!

  17. Love makin’ anything mexi 😉

    Also love Top Gun..Tom Cruise was such a hottie then!

  18. I have never had curry powder, but I love cauliflower–looks good! I’ve never experienced Top Gun, but I have experienced a ton of Fantasy Football. My boyfriend is in four leagues and even my sister plays.

  19. Hubby is at a Fantasy Football party tonight. 🙂 I love anything curry…love the idea of using cauliflower!

  20. Yes! LOVE the curried cauliflower!

    Curry runs in my blood, seeing as I’m Indian =)

  21. I just wanted to wish u a happy 1 year blog “b-day.” i read ur blog everyday and everytime i read it, it makes me smile. for some one who struggles with an ED ur very inspiring in your approach to food and the outlook u hav on life, ur truly amazing and i wish u all the best and please keep up the blog, i love reading it!!

  22. Loved Top Gun! Loved Anthony Edwards in Top Gun! (but loved him even more on ER!!)

  23. I don’t mind mixing cultures when it comes to food! I recently had an Asian stir-fry with a Mexican salsa/rice side. It’s all yummy to me!

  24. My boyfriend lovesss Top Gun, so I have had to sit through it many of times. I’ve grown to love it though!

  25. Roasted cauliflower tastes like popcorn to me. I like putting cheese on it too. What don’t I put cheese on though?

    I didn’t get a chance to wish you a happy blog birthday. Congrats Julie!!!

  26. I’m glad you’re starting to like curry! Indian is one of my favorite things to make and my boyfriends favorite to eat! I’ve never tried it roasted on cauliflower before though! Sounds delicious!

  27. Supper looks delish! My mom introduced me to curried rice, you just add a little curry powder to the water when you cook your rice (or couscous etc) and it adds flavor and color to the grain. Just be careful a little really does go a long way to flavoring the grain.

  28. Love Top Gun! Definitely in the top 10 favorites.

  29. haha guys & their fantasy football! my husband is obsessed 🙂

  30. I just put some chicken & salsa in the crockpot after reading this and now I can’t wait for dinner tonight!

    Also, I LOVE all the pop culture references you make. You have me reminiscing every time I read your blog (Jessie Spano, Top Gun…). I love it!!

  31. I had to hand over the ‘puter too for the FF dradt for Lloyd.

    I always make random meals- whatevs!

  32. Haha yes! That is my husbands favorite movie! Gotta love the half naked and TOTALLY random volleyball scene 🙂

  33. I do the same thing with chicken and salsa in the crock, but 30mins before we eat I add a drained can of corn and drained and rinced can of black beans…soooo good!

  34. I love Top Gun! It’s always so sad when Goose dies 😦

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