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Spiced chicken and cauliflower traybake recipe

Spiced chicken and cauliflower traybake recipe

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If you’re yet to try roasted cauliflower, you’re in for a treat. Traybakes are the perfect fuss-free dinner; this dish pairs Middle Eastern spices with sweet cherry tomatoes and a nutty, herb-studded tahini sauce to make a satisfying gluten-free supper. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr 15 mins to cook
  • 413 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 x 330g pack cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g baby spinach

For the tahini sauce

  • 25g (3/4oz) tahini
  • 125g (4 1/2oz) low-fat natural yogurt
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 30g pack fresh coriander
  • ½ x 30g pack flat-leaf parsley
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    30g 42%
  • Saturates

    8g 39%
  • Sugars

    12g 13%
  • Salt

    0.4g 7%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 14.5g Protein 24.5g Fibre 5.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the cauliflower florets, onion wedges, chicken thighs, tomatoes, spices and oil into a large roasting dish and mix well to combine.
  2. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 45 mins, then remove the foil and continue to bake for 25-30 mins, until the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat showing and the cauliflower is golden and tender.
  3. Meanwhile, put all the ingredients for the tahini sauce into the small bowl of a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  4. Stir the spinach into the roasting tin and let it wilt from the heat of the chicken and veg. Serve drizzled with the tahini sauce.

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Frozen Chopped Coriander

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