Grilled Chicken with Farro & Roasted Cauliflower


You can find farro in most grocery stores, near the rice. If you can't find farro, you can use wheat berries or brown rice instead; cook according to package directions.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 10 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 3), trimmed and cut into 6 pieces

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon salt plus 1/4 tsp., divided

  • 1 ½ cups cooked farro

  • 1 cup roasted cauliflower

  • cup roasted green peppers

  • cup roasted red peppers

  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, plus wedges for serving

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted (see Tip)


  1. Heat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush chicken with oil. Sprinkle with cinnamon and 1/8 tsp. salt. Cook, flipping once, until the chicken is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine farro, cauliflower, green and red peppers, broth, lemon juice, and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat until heated through, about 8 minutes.

  3. Serve the chicken over the farro and vegetables. Sprinkle with mint and pine nuts. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.


To toast pine nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a small plate and let cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
26g Fat
45g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g 68%
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 574mg 25%
Potassium 813mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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