Chicken with Caramelized Cauliflower

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Chicken with Caramelized Cauliflower

Slow-cooking cauliflower brings out its natural sweetness. If you like, dress it up with fresh herbs while the chicken cutlets take a quick dip in the pan.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into small florets

  • 1 tsp granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, divided

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets, (about 700 g)

  • 2 tsp paprika, preferably smoked

  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves

  • handful chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  • Heat a large frying pan over medium. Add oil. When hot, add onion and cauliflower. Sprinkle sugar and 1 tsp (5 mL) salt overtop. Stir occasionally until tender, golden and caramelized, 25-30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with dried seasonings and 1⁄2 tsp (2 mL) salt.

  • When cauliflower and onion are done, remove to plates and keep warm.

  • Add chicken to pan - cooking in 2 batches, if necessary, to avoid crowding. Cook until lightly golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.

  • Sprinkle chopped parsley over the cauliflower, if you wish, and serve alongside cooked chicken.

  • Makes 4 servings.

  • In a serving: 274 calories, 44 g protein, 4 g fat, 17 g carbs, 7 g dietary fibre, 66 mg calcium, 2 mg iron, 97 mcg folate

Nutrition (per serving)

Carbohydrates 44g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 2mg.

This article was originally published on Mar 01, 2011