I’m not one for complex recipes or spending a lot of time in the kitchen. When short on time (and energy), I keep it simple. I don’t even know if this can be considered a recipe but you asked for recipes and sometimes simple is the way to go! It’s pretty much how I roll!

I had a package of chicken thighs in the freezer. I forgot to thaw them. About an hour before I was ready to start dinner I remembered them and set them on the counter.

An hour later they were still about 80% frozen. No big deal! Popped them out of the plastic and threw them in a loaf pan (still frozen). I set the oven to 425 degrees and drizzled the frozen thighs with extra virgin olive oil and then sprinkled them with salt and pepper. I didn’t wait for the oven to pre-heat, just threw them in.

While the chicken cooked, I chopped up a head of raw cauliflower. I threw the cauli on a baking sheet and treated it the same way as the chicken: drizzled it with olive oil and sprinkled it with salt and pepper. Then I tossed the cookie sheet in the oven with the chicken.

The cauliflower cooked about 40 minutes. The chicken cooked about 50 minutes. Ish. Meanwhile, I kept working. No babysitting required. (No time for that.)

When the timer rang, I transferred the cauliflower to a bowl and blended it with an immersion blender because I was more in the mood for mashed cauli than roasted florets. Most of the olive oil was still on the cookie sheet so I topped the cauli with a tablespoon of butter because I like butter.

Fat loss friendly doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to take a ton of prep time.

The End.

chxn broccoli