Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken is a recipe for 2, a delicious dinner made with chicken breasts and crunchy baked vegetables!

Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken

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This past weekend was so beautiful in Oregon, but one of my favorite things was talking to my daughter at college on Sunday! It was Abby’s 21st birthday!

It’s hard to believe that 21 years have come and gone, and 20 of those years my mom has been gone. Abby was a bright spot in her life when mom had cancer. What baby wouldn’t make a person smile? (big smile).

It seems like yesterday, we were eating Buttermilk Cake with Maple Bacon Glaze for her 18th birthday!

Abby celebrated with her friends, and we’ll celebrate next time we are together as a family!

Happy 21st Abby! (And so cute, 21 years ago!)

Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken

Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken

I love it when she sends me recipes that she is making in college. This time it was Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken dish, a delicious meal for a cool fall dinner!

This recipe serves 2, but of course you can always double or triple the recipe!

PS. How lucky her roommates are this year :)

Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken

Get the veggies ready.

Cut the chicken in half (for quick, easy baking).

Bake and serve – a sheet pan dinner!

Oh, and it’s perfect for lunch meal prep during the week, which Abby does for college!

Friends, do you have an Instant Pot?

I’d love to hear what kind of recipes you’d be interested in learning more about with an Instant Pot!

Abby and I both are experimenting with Instant Pots now, so be watching for some quick, easy weeknight dishes coming your way!

Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken

And if you missed my last post (update) on Alder the Woodle, you can follow me on Instagram (stories), and … well, we think he’s pretty wonderful :)

Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken

Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken
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Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 2
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  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut in half, lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 1 head of cauliflower cup into florets
  • 2-3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 tsp. turmeric plus, with some to season chicken
  • 3 tsp. garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cumin
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to season


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In large bowl, combine cauliflower and broccoli. Drizzle oil evenly and toss. Sprinkle on turmeric, cumin, and garlic. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Take chicken breast and cut in half, lengthwise. Tenderize chicken before sprinkling salt, pepper, turmeric, and garlic powder on each side.
  • On large baking sheet, spread out florets, giving them plenty of space to cook. Season with salt and pepper before placing in the oven. Cook for 20-24 minutes, flipping florets once or twice.
  • Reduce oven heat to 400. Place seasoned chicken on baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • When fully cooked, remove from oven. Sprinkle with cilantro and enjoy on top of your favorite grain or bed of greens.
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Turmeric Cauliflower Broccoli Chicken