Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

36 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 36

October 06, 2018
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By: Barb
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.
September 30, 2018
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By: Jen
Will not make again! Did not like the flavor
September 09, 2018
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By: kathy bohs
Delicious with beautiful herby aroma from the fresh tyme. So easy to make.
August 02, 2018
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By: Renee Krystal
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.
July 24, 2018
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By: Elena
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!
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
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