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Easy Sheet Pan Chicken with Parmesan

Video Title: Easy Sheet Pan Chicken with Parmesan
Video Duration: 1:25
Sheet pan dinners are light on prep and clean up, making them a quick and easy meal. This recipe for garlicky chicken and cauliflower is finished with arugula, Parmesan cheese, good quality extra virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min


8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 1.1 kg)
1 sweet onion, sliced thick
2 cups cups cauliflower pieces (1-inch chunks)
½ cup cup cherry tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup cup olive oil
3 tbsp dried Italian seasoning
½ tsp each salt and pepper
½ cup finely grated Parmesan
4 cups arugula or watercress
extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon for drizzling

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200ºC). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place chicken, onion, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss and mix well.

  3. Arrange ingredients in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Chicken should be skin side up.

  4. Roast, rotating pan halfway through cooking, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) with a meat thermometer and cauliflower is tender, about 35 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and cook for another 10 minutes.

  6. To serve, place chicken on a bed of arugula and drizzle with good quality extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon.

Nutrition Info

Per Per 1 serving (336 g) serving Amount
Protein35 g
Fat42 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Carbohydrate9 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol185 mg
Sodium520 mg
Per Per 1 serving (336 g) serving % Daily Value