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Roast chilli chicken with cauliflower and kale

Change up your chicken with sweet paprika, chilli and a side cauliflower and kale salad.

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
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  • 80 gm softened butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ¾ tsp dried chilli flakes, or to taste
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon, plus 1 lemon halved, for juice
  • 4 chicken breasts, with winglet attached (about 200gm each), skin on
  • 800 gm cauliflower (about 1), cut into florets
  • 1½ cups torn kale (about ½ bunch)
  • 50 ml olive oil


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220C and line an oven tray with baking paper. Mash butter, garlic, paprika, chilli and lemon rind in a bowl to combine well, season generously to taste, then rub all over chicken pieces. Place chicken skin-side up on prepared tray along with lemon halves, cut-side down, and roast on the top rack of the oven until browned and cooked through (15-18 minutes), then squeeze one lemon half over chicken.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, place cauliflower, kale and oil in a bowl, season to taste and toss to combine. Spread on a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast until cauliflower is golden and tender and kale is crisp (18-20 minutes). Transfer to a bowl, squeeze remaining lemon half over and toss to combine. Serve with chicken and pan juices.