Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

31 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1½-2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges


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  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Place a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven to preheat.
  2. Combine mustard, thyme, 1 tablespoon oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl; spread the mixture evenly on chicken.
  3. Toss sweet potatoes and onion in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and ¼ 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.
  4. 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°F, 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 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 information

  • Per serving: 408 calories; 17 g fat(4 g sat); 5 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 32 mcg folate; 86 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 22,431 IU vitamin A; 26 mg vitamin C; 75 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 554 mg sodium; 636 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (449% daily value), Vitamin C (43% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1½ vegetable, 4½ lean meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 31

February 07, 2018
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By: Leesaw83
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.
January 10, 2018
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By: Steph
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
November 16, 2017
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By: Neehmias Afonso
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
November 15, 2017
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By: Melissa Febinger
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
October 12, 2017
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By: Healthy2K17
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!
July 06, 2017
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By: vstein_mstc2002
Excellent flavor and texture. Good mix of colors makes excellent presentation. I used chicken breasts and they were moist and savory.
January 30, 2017
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By: becky
Can I make this using boneless chicken breast? What changes (if any) do I need to make then? Want to make this tonight.
January 02, 2017
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By: Alice Shinaberry
I cooked this in a crock pot, and it's so delicious.
October 04, 2016
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By: Dawn
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.
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