Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for chicken thighs that cook up fast in a very hot oven--perfect for a quick healthy chicken dinner. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Place a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven to preheat.

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  • Combine mustard, thyme, 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl; spread the mixture evenly on chicken.

  • Toss sweet potatoes and onion in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and spread the vegetables on it. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.

  • Return the pan to the oven and roast, stirring the vegetables once halfway through, until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into a chicken thigh registers 165 degrees F, 30 to 35 minutes.

Tips

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; 17.4 g total fat; 3.7 g saturated fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 554 mg sodium. 636 mg potassium; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 26.9 g protein; 22431 IU vitamin a iu; 26 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 75 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 57 mg magnesium;

Reviews (43)

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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2019
Super easy tastes amazing highly recommend! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2019
This was very good but I didn't have thighs and I used chicken tenders. I overcooked the chicken but I would make again using thighs. I liked how easy it was. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2019
Easy to make readily available ingredients and very tasty. I make this often and since there is just me and my husband left-overs are great as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
Added Brussel sprouts to it only thing I changed. Easy meal to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2019
Great recipe easy and tasty. I can't stand sweet potatoes so.used regular russet and they were outstanding. I also.doubled cooking time turning.down the oven to.350 after 45 degrees and then roasted for another 45 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2019
This is the third time that my family has had this recipe and it is absolutely phenomenally delicious. I have doubled it each time I made it. I also substituted yellow sweet onion instead of red onion because I find it compliments the sweet potatos better. The flavor is so delicious and the chicken is tender and juicy and the vegetables are fork tender with wonderful peppery flavor. We absolutely love this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2018
So easy to make! I am trying to cut back on salt and this recipe is wonderful. With the herbs and sauce on the chicken the tastes are wonderful and you don't need any extra salt. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/30/2018
Will not make again! Did not like the flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
Delicious with beautiful herby aroma from the fresh tyme. So easy to make. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2018
I like the potatoes and onions. It was good. The flavor on the chicken wasn t really for me. I wiped off most of the mixture. I also used boneless skinless chicken breast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
I love this recipe. I've made it a bunch of times. I just calculated the points for Weight Watchers and I'm so happy again. I'm going to make this tomorrow! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2018
The chicken was great and my family loved it! I am trying to cook at home more often and I have been trying different recipes. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2018
The chicken was delicious!! I used dried oregano because I didn't have thyme. I thin k the sauce quantity is a little small if you do the top and bottom of the chicken though Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2017
Made this recipe last night came out amazing. The onions looked and tasted caramelized with light seasoning. i cut my chicken in thinner halves and took 35-40 min to cook. i recommend the whole grain mustard soooo goooddd Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2017
I loved the way the chicken tasted. This is the best recipe for chicken that I have made - I didn't make the sweet potatoes with it but the chicken was amazing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2017
This recipe is absolutely delicious! I overcooked the chicken breasts by accident because I was working out at the same time plus I didn't have a thermometer to check the inside temperature of the chicken however our roasted sweet potatoes came out soooo good!! The morning after I used the sweet potatoes with my scrambled eggs and it was literally amazing. I'll definitely be using this recipe again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
Excellent flavor and texture. Good mix of colors makes excellent presentation. I used chicken breasts and they were moist and savory. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2017
Can I make this using boneless chicken breast? What changes (if any) do I need to make then? Want to make this tonight. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
I cooked this in a crock pot and it's so delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2016
I followed the directions exactly and thought the flavor of the chicken was too strong. I did really enjoy the sweet potatoes and onions. However my daughter and my husband didn't like the dish at all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2016
Wonderful Fall comfort food. Doubled the sauce and the amounts of olive oil. Amazing how such a simple and easy to prepare dish came out so tasty. My new favorite for chicken! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2016
Great fall dish! The whole family loved ad requested it be made again soon. I recommend using fresh thyme vs. dried thyme it really makes a difference! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2016
As I am new to Eating Well it is hard to fairly rate but it was easy to prepare and wonderful to eat IM Adding this to my favourites to make again Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/24/2016
Adaptations might have detracted Made this with 5 lbs of chicken thighs and legs 4 sweet potatoes 1 large sweet (white) onion. Added extra oil to the potatoes/onions based on other reviewers comments. Alas I only had 2.5T of dried thyme so I added some powdered thyme (mistake?). Also forgot to heat the sheet pan in the oven beforehand which was likely what resulted in zero caramelization. I'd also lined the sheet pan in non-stick foil. Not sure if that affects the process. I roasted the assembled dish in convection-roast mode at 425d. It cooked in precisely the 30 min.(pieces were larger SmartChicken organic). But the lack of caramelization and the fairly strong thyme flavor compromised the dish. To be fair it could be from the errors and compromised ingredients. But it seems like this dish still needed something extra. Pros: Easy quick Cons: Needs something Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2015
Surprisingly flavorful I was really afraid the chicken wasn't going to be that flavorful but it was really good. I'm not even a fan of onions but I decided to use them anyway and the taste was amazing. Will be making again Pros: quick and easy to make delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
We rate this Delish! Ok its a joke in our family my oven doesn't go to 400-not true but its just a fear. I chose to preheat the pan at my usual 350 than placed the potatoes and onions on top than the chicken. Started at 350 then 375 but cooked longer approx 50 min. I had not really used tyme often but we loved this dish and it will be on our list of good ones thanks to dau for this site. Roxanne Pros: Easy to assemble one pan to cook the taste is a Wow Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2014
Very good! I followed other reviewers' suggestions and increased the oil for the potatoes to 2 Tbs. I also added a pinch of thyme to the oil mixture for the potatoes. My family loved this and it is a keeper. Pros: Easy flavorful Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
We both loved it this recipe has made it to the keeper list! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2014
Delicious Love this quick meal it was a family hit! Pros: Easy quick and tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2014
Simple yet delicious We are food geeks & when I read the list of ingredients it seemed that this dish could be somewhat bland. I read the positive reviews & decided to go for it as is except adding enough olive oil to the potato & onion mixture to coat. So glad I tried this! The drippings from the chicken thighs onto the veggies really adds so much flavor. And it couldn't be easier to prepare. One note: fresh thyme is a must - dried will not add the same level of flavor. This definitely goes in the Keeper column! Pros: Easy preparation flavorful Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2013
Incredible flavor with carmelized onions I had chicken and sweet potatoes in the house. After a search for a recipe I decided to try this one. The smell was incredible and the flavor even better! I did make some changes to suit our needs. I added two tablespoons olive oil to the chicken. Then I added a few sprinkles of Johnny's Garlic Spread and a drizzle of olive oil to the sweet potatoes and onions. Delicious! Pros: juicy and easy to make Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2013
Great veggies and chicken My whole family loved this and it will be added to our rotation. I really liked the sweet potatoes and I am not a big sweet potato fan. The chicken was moist and flavorful. Pros: Not that hard to make best sweet potatoes Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2013
I cooked this as a Monday night dinner. It was very easy to put together with many ingredients that were already in my pantry. I would recommend as some posters have adding just a bit more olive oil to the vegetable mixture as some of the potatoes and definitely the onions came out a bit dryer than I might've hoped. The chicken was truly the star of the meal I erred on the side of 30 minutes rather than 35 when roasting and the result was a fantastically delicious thigh that was juicy in the middle and crispy on the outside. I would definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Very flavorful! Used chicken breast not thighs. Should have compensated by adding more olive oil. Maybe then the onion would have carmelized? Recommend more onion. Whole family enjoyed. Plan to try with rosemary instead of thyme. Pros: Quick and easy to prepare healthy full of flavor. Cons: Onions didn't carmelize. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
One of the best This is one of our favorite Eating Well recipes. It is easy and the flavors are outstanding. Cooking to 165 is perfect for the thighs. Sweet potatoes (garnet yams) are nice and healthy and with red onions make for a beautiful place. Great with broccoli broccolini or some other bitter green to off set all the caramelized sweetness. Highly recommend. Pros: Quick easy tastes great little cleanup Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2012
Loved it! I added potatoes to it too! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2012
Easy and Tasty This is very easy to prepare and has a great fall taste. I could eat it weekly Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
Quick easy very tasty Loved this. I used a sweet white onion instead of red as that's what I had. Wonderful flavor. Pros: I like to use sweet potatoes whenever possible for their slower digesting carbs. Cons: no cons here Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2012
Quick delicious and healthy i ended up using delicata squash instead of sweet potatoes just because that was all i had in the house. i served it for a guest and immediately they were asking for the recipe. it's a keeper Pros: one pan few ingredients Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2012
Sounded great tasted even better! I couldn't wait to try this because the recipe sounded so good. Trying to cut carbs we're recent fans of sweet potatoes. This turned out to be sooo tasty and easy to make too. The sweetness compliments the thyme and onion so well. Next time I might start cooking the potatoes earlier to make them a bit crispier. It was just as good the second day as leftovers for lunch. Pros: Unusual combos Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
Easy & Delicious! Very easy recipe and a delicious meal! Pros: Quick Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2012
Very easy recipe and delicious. Read More