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Garlic-thyme chicken with cauliflower, potatoes, and olives

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
20 min
40 min
A mixture of balsamic glaze, thyme and garlic make a flavorful marinade for chicken breasts. Balsamic glaze has a combination of flavors that includes sweet, sour and fruity all wrapped up in a single sauce. You can also use it on other dishes such as salads and other meats for added flavor. Make this dish more colorful by using an orange, purple, or green cauliflower. We added a fresh, zesty flavor to the vegetables by drizzling them with lemon juice and lemon zest. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired. This makes an excellent one-dish meal any night of the week.


uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), four 4 oz pieces

kosher salt

1 tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Store-bought balsamic glaze

1 Tbsp

fresh thyme

1 tsp, or 1/2 tsp dried thyme

garlic clove(s)

1 large clove(s), finely minced or grated on a microplane

uncooked baby potatoes

12 oz, cut in half

uncooked cauliflower

2 pound(s), trimmed, cut into florets (white, green or yellow varieties)

uncooked shallot(s)

2 medium, thinly sliced lengthwise

extra virgin olive oil

4 tsp


16 large, green, pitted, preferably Castelvetrano


1 item(s)

fresh parsley

cup(s), flat-leaf, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place chicken in a shallow bowl; season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Add balsamic glaze, thyme, and garlic; gently toss to coat and set aside.
  3. Combine potatoes, cauliflower, and shallots on a large sheet pan (at least 12- X 16-in); toss with oil, remaining 1/2 tsp salt, and remaining 1/8 tsp pepper. Spread vegetables out in a single layer; bake until potatoes and cauliflower have started to brown, 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven; toss vegetables with a spatula. Clear 4 spaces on pan; add chicken, making sure each piece makes contact with pan. Return pan to oven; bake until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes.
  5. Toss in olives; grate lemon zest directly over sheet pan, distributing evenly. Then cut lemon in half and squeeze over top; sprinkle parsley over top and serve immediately.
  6. Serving size: 4 oz chicken and 1 c vegetables

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