.This Cilantro Chicken with Cauliflower recipe is a staple in our house. The cauliflower is a great vegetable. Not only is it packed with vitamin C but also low in carbs. I serve the dish to my kids with the pasta, but of course I skip it to make it a ketogenic meal.
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 40 mins
Cilantro Chicken with Cauliflower
Ingredients • 1 tbsp olive oil • 2 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 8) • Salt and black pepper • 1 head cauliflower (about 11/2 pounds) • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper • 1 lime (1 tbsp fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving) • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves • Penne pasta Directions 1. Cut the cauliflower into florets. 2. Heat oven to 450° degrees. 3. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. 4. Working in batches, cook the chicken skin-side down until crisp and golden, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate; reserve the drippings in the skillet. 5. Cook the pasta following the direction on the packaging. 6. Meanwhile, pour off all but 2 tbsp of the drippings from the skillet. Add the cauliflower, chilies, and ¼ tsp each salt and black pepper; toss to coat. Nestle the chicken skin-side up in the cauliflower, transfer to oven, and roast until the cauliflower is tender and the chicken is cooked through, 20 to 22 minutes. 7. Add the lime juice and cilantro to the skillet and toss to combine. Serve with the pasta and lime wedges. Enjoy!