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.

Instructions

  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.

Variations

*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.