Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

September/October 2012

Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (315 votes)

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.

23 Reviews for Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

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.

Easy, quick
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

quick and easy to make, delicious
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

Easy to assemble, one pan to cook, the taste is a Wow

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.

Easy, flavorful

We both loved it this recipe has made it to the keeper list!


Fields marked with * are required

Rate This*

Review Title

Tip: Use adjectives to help get your point across.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Pretend you're on the debate team and make your point.

Attach a photo

Photo Caption

If you attach a photo, please enter a caption to go with it.

Would you recommend this recipe?

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner