Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rachael Ray's Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower

I am still continuing to clean out my freezer and found some chicken legs buried deep in my meat drawer. This roasted chicken recipe is so simple and tasty that it is going to make it into my usual weeknight rotation.

Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower Recipe

Could this be any easier? Just a couple of ingredients, cauliflower, garlic and chicken legs. Of course you also need some salt and pepper and olive oil. Or EVOO as Rachael Ray says. The TV remote is optional. Preheat your oven to 400 and lets get cooking!

Smash and chop your garlic.

Get your pan heated with some oil.

Season the chicken with some salt or seasoned salt. I should have done this the night before but it still turned out tasty.

Get the chicken legs in the pan and cook for about 15 minutes until it is browned on all sides.

After the chicken has browned, get it out and add in the cauliflower and garlic.

Cook the cauliflower and garlic for about 5 minutes until it starts to brown.

Put the chicken back in and put that all in the oven for about 25 minutes. At this point it already smells awesome.

Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower
This was so easy, even Tom could have made this one if he wasn't completely mortified by raw chicken :) When I make this again I might squeeze a little lemon juice over the pan right as it comes out of the oven, just to brighten up the flavors.

I hope you all have a great week!!


  1. This looks so great !
    I love cauliflower, but never had it in combination with garlic. I am going to try this at home :)

  2. I'm always looking for new chicken recipes. MMM

  3. Rachael Ray is really one of the best...not sure how she does it but she churns out amazing things in no time at all!

    Hope you had a great weekend...

  4. I love recipes like this, Rhonda. Easy to prepare and so delicious. It's amazing what a little roasting does to the flavor of cauliflower.

  5. It looks like a tasty and healthy dish.

  6. I love adding lemon juice/zest to finish off dishes - it just seems to wake them up!

    Happy Monday!

  7. I'm always surprised when simple dishes turn out so good! I have a friend that is ooged out by raw chicken too. When I was a kid, I remember gagging while reaching into a turkey's cavity to remove the bag of innards and my mom was like "when I was your age, I was pulling the guts out to the chicken that had just been slaughtered." After that, I didn't complain. haha!

  8. This is a light and healthy meal.
    Thank you for your visits and kind thoughts. It means so much to have all of my blogging friends think of meal and my family. Blessings and xoxo, Cathederine

  9. What a lovely light and healthy meal :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. You always have something yummy and this is no exception, looks delish!

  11. I love a good easy meal like this! Especially when one pan gets you both your proteins and your veggies!

  12. This looks so delicious. I love the chicken and cauliflower combination.