Broccoli in Roast Chicken Drippings Recipe -
Broccoli in Roast Chicken Drippings Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Broccoli in Roast Chicken Drippings

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"Split breast chicken roasted with my favorite seasonings blend, taken out of the oven to rest. In its place, fresh broccoli spears and sliced garlic roasted until tender. Pure laziness, pure genius."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. After roasting a chicken, remove it from the roasting pan and place on a serving tray to rest. Leave the oven on. Pour off excess drippings from the roasting pan, leaving just enough to coat the broccoli. Toss broccoli and garlic in the drippings until coated and place in the still hot oven. Roast for 5 to 8 minutes, until tender.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2006

What a great, easy idea for brocolli. I loved the flavor, but found that the brocolli was pretty tough. The next time I cook brocolli this way (and it will now be a favororite method) I plan on tenting it with foil to keep it a bit moister.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2013

The idea of the chicken drippings intrigued me. What great flavor they’ll give the broccoli, I thought. That, accompanied by the rave reviews, led me to anticipate something delightful, a real treat. I didn't go through the trouble of roasting the chicken myself, but I did buy a rotisserie chicken, with its accompanying wonderful drippings, expressly for this recipe. I was disappointed in the result. The broccoli never really got tender (let alone in 5-8 minutes) and, frankly, was surprisingly even on the dry side. If I was to do this again I’d steam the broccoli first and then toss it with the drippings, skipping the oven-roasting altogether.

Mar 14, 2006

Ya, I's my recipe, but I forgot something :) Don't forget to taste! It might need salt and pepper! Enjoy!

Feb 26, 2007

This truly is pure genius! The fresh garlic and drippings added just the right seasoning. I microwaved the broccoli for 2 minutes prior to adding to the pan which shortened the cooking time in the oven.

Sep 18, 2008

I cooked "Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style" (submitted by Sue Rogers on and then cooked my broccoli using this recipe. The spices from the chicken mixed with the broccoli and garlic were phenomenal. The only problem I had it that my broccoli didn't get done anywere near the time suggested in recipe. Next time I will cook broccoli in microwave until it is almost done and then cook using this recipe. Thanks for a WONDERFUL EASY way to make broccoli special!!

Jan 13, 2010

This was a very easy recipe and will make my broccoli this way anytime I roast chicken! My kids loved it. I did add a bit of butter and a splash of water since there wasn't very much chicken drippings. (I used a store-bought roasted chicken and used the drippings from it and heated in the oven while I had another side cooking in the oven) It did take a bit longer than indicated. The temp was at 400 degrees and it took close to 20 mins.

Sep 30, 2007

So good Kristin! Added a few more seasonings and roasted the broccoli longer than suggested. Some parts were even a little crispy which made it especially delish. Thank you!

Jan 06, 2007

This recipe sounded way too easy to be so good, but AllRecipes ratings never lie! It was excellent. The longer you cook, the softer the broccoli gets, so I taste test occasionally for crunchiness.


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  • Calories
  • 143 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 25 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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