Crispy Chicken Thighs With Cauliflower and Cilantro

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 421 calories
    • Fat 27 g
    • Sat Fat 7 g
    • Cholesterol 140 mg
    • Sodium 508 mg
    • Protein 39 g
    • Carbohydrate 4 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 36 mg


  1. Check 1tablespoon olive oil
  2. Check 2 1/2pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 8)
  3. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  4. Check 1 head cauliflower (about 11/2 pounds), cut into florets
  5. Check 2 small dried red chilies or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  6. Check 1tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
  7. Check 1/2cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Working in batches, cook the chicken skin-side down until crisp and golden, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate; reserve the skillet.
  2. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings from the skillet. Add the cauliflower, chilies, and ¼ teaspoon 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.
  3. Add the lime juice and cilantro to the skillet and toss to combine. Serve with the lime wedges.