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Garlic Lemon Barbecued Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower

In the fall, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and squashes flood the farmers’ markets. Golden roasted cauliflower is especially delicious with this barbecue-coated chicken, but sub in your family’s favorite. If you’d prefer to grill the chicken, just roast the garlic and cauliflower in the oven.

Servings 4
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 head garlic*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (20 ounces) Just Bare Bone-In Chicken Thighs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into large florets, then thickly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g 20%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 26g
Calcium 12%Iron 20%
Vitamin C 135%Vitamin A 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Slice the top off of garlic, just exposing the cloves. Place on a 6-inch square of foil; drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and wrap foil around garlic. Arrange chicken on foil-lined baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Place chicken in oven; place wrapped garlic on oven rack next to baking sheet in oven. Toss cauliflower with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Place baking sheets on two racks in oven. Roast for about 35 minutes, stirring cauliflower occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink near bone (165°F internally), cauliflower is tender, and garlic feels very soft when pressed.
  3. Squeeze garlic cloves from papery skins; mash with fork in small bowl. Stir in barbecue sauce, lemon juice, and lemon peel until well blended. Brush half of sauce on chicken; save the remainder to serve at the table. Serve chicken with cauliflower, sprinkled with green onions.


*Substitute jarred roasted garlic paste for a shortcut if time is at a premium.

Just Bare® Chicken Drumsticks may be substituted for the Bone-In Chicken Thighs.