This Lemon Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower is another dish that's easy enough to throw together for a busy weeknight meal, yet pretty enough to make for dinner guests as well! Simple to prep and cook in the oven, you'll want to add this to your dinner rotation.
In a large roasting pan arrange the raw chicken parts and cauliflower. Add the lemon slices and then sprinkle the entire dish with the garlic, lemon pepper, and salt. Drizzle the olive oil over top and rest the two rosemary sprigs across the top.
Pour 1 cup of water in the bottom of the roasting pan and bake until the chicken breast registers an internal temperature between 170 to 175 degrees with a quick read thermometer, about 30 minutes.
The chicken can be browned in a skillet on the stove prior to roasting, but is not necessary. I tried it both ways and while searing the chicken added a nice additional flavor it certainly is not an extra step I would want to deal with when short on time. The chicken pictured above was not browned in advance and the outcome was delicious.We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.Nutrition Facts
Lemon Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin C 56.7mg69%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.