Use your favorite dried herb blend to season both the drumsticks and the sauce in this healthy sheet-pan dinner. A garlic-and-herb mix is crowd-pleasing, but something with a little more heat, like Cajun seasoning, would be delicious too. Whichever way you go, opt for a salt-free version to keep the sodium down in this quick and easy chicken recipe.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

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  • Toss sweet potatoes, potato, onion, oil, rosemary, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Spread evenly on the prepared pan. Add chicken to the bowl and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons herb seasoning, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables.

  • Roast the chicken and vegetables on the bottom rack, stirring once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a drumstick without touching bone registers 165 degrees F and the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Move the pan to the upper rack and turn the broiler to high. Broil until the chicken starts to brown, about 3 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, stir sour cream and lemon juice with the remaining 1 teaspoon herb seasoning and pinch of salt in a small bowl. Serve the chicken and vegetables with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

551.5 calories; protein 51.2g 102% DV; carbohydrates 42.3g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 5.9g 24% DV; sugars 8.2g; fat 18.7g 29% DV; saturated fat 5.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 262.8mg 88% DV; vitamin a iu 20267.6IU 405% DV; vitamin c 10.9mg 18% DV; folate 42mcg 11% DV; calcium 101.2mg 10% DV; iron 3.8mg 21% DV; magnesium 97.5mg 35% DV; potassium 1288.1mg 36% DV; sodium 712.5mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 35% DV.