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Curried Sheet Pan Chicken with Cauliflower and Grapes

Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs Cauliflower Grapes

4.8 from 6 reviews

Adapted from one of my faves, Emily C at Food52, this Recipe really amped up my weeknight chicken dinner.  An easily prepared curry-yogurt paste is slathered on the chicken thighs and a simple curry oil made for the cauliflower and (Mmmmm.) red grapes, this tasty dish will be a mainstay on your table and mine!

The only special equipment you need is a sheetpan!

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Ingredients

For the Chicken:

For the Cauliflower

For the Sauce:

Garnish:

Instructions

Par-cook the Chicken

  1. Heat oven to 425F. Make a curry rub by mixing the yogurt, olive oil, curry powder, and salt until all ingredients are fully incorporated. If not completely emulsified, don’t worry, but you could add a bit more olive oil to make it more uniform.
  2. Rub the curry sauce over the top and bottom of each thigh, and underneath the skin. Place thighs onto sheetpan, with space between them.
  3. Roast chicken for 15 minutes.

Prepare the Caulflower/Grape mixture

  1. While the chicken par-cooks (above), place the following in a large bowl:  1 t curry powder, 1 T olive oil.  Mix well, then add the cauliflower, grapes, thyme, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t pepper. Toss everything well to evenly coat.
  2. When the 15 minutes of roasting are over, remove the sheetpan with the chicken, and add the cauliflower/grape mixture, placing it evenly as possible around the chicken pieces. Return the pan to the oven, and roast for 20-25 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked through – it should be 165F in the thickest part.
  3. Cauliflower should be tender. If it is not, remove the chicken and place the pan of cauliflower back in the oven for 10 minutes or so until done to your liking.
  4. When everything is done, squeeze juice from half a lemon over the pan.  Taste for salt/pepper to your liking and add any extra lemon juice if you like. Toss in fresh herbs, as desired, and/or drizzle with a bit more olive oil, as desired.

Prepare the Yogurt Sauce:

  1. Mix yogurt, lemon juice and salt.  Stir to incorporate. Serve with chicken/cauliflower/grapes.

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