Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken

Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken – EASY, HEALTHY, and a great way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes in less time!! A DELISH one-pan juicy chicken dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes with zero cleanup!!

Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken - EASY, HEALTHY, and a great way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes in less time!! A DELISH one-pan juicy chicken dinner that's ready in 30 minutes with zero cleanup!!

I love sheet pan dinners because they’re easy, tasty, and ready in no time.

This easy sheet pan recipe takes advantage of one of my favorite fall ingredients: sweet potatoes. But truthfully, I eat sweet potatoes year round. I love them prepared in any way.

How To Cook Sweet Potatoes Faster

The only downside to sweet potatoes is that if you leave them whole, it can take about an hour to roast them. But I don’t always have an hour on busy weeknights which is why I like to dice them into bite-sized pieces and then roast them.

This little dicing trick cuts the cooking time by 50% which is a huge time saver.

Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken - EASY, HEALTHY, and a great way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes in less time!! A DELISH one-pan juicy chicken dinner that's ready in 30 minutes with zero cleanup!!

How To Prevent Overcooking The Chicken

I roasted the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes before adding the chicken. This gives those extra-firm sweet potatoes a head start to soften up before adding the more delicate and quicker-cooking chicken.

Because you’re roasting in a very hot 425F oven, the chicken cooks in just 15 minutes. If you were to add the chicken from the very beginning with the potatoes, it would be extremely overcooked, dry, and tough so adding it midway through cooking is perfect.

What Other Vegetables Can I Use

When I added the chicken, I also added red onions and those big wedges nicely perfume and flavor the chicken and potatoes. Plus I love the purple color against the orange sweet potatoes. You eat first with your eyes and I always try to make things as colorful and vibrant as possible.

Feel free to add other veggies like carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, green beans, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, or whatever you have on hand and enjoy.

Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken - EASY, HEALTHY, and a great way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes in less time!! A DELISH one-pan juicy chicken dinner that's ready in 30 minutes with zero cleanup!!

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Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken - EASY, HEALTHY, and a great way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes in less time!! A DELISH one-pan juicy chicken dinner that's ready in 30 minutes with zero cleanup!!

Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken

Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken – EASY, HEALTHY, and a great way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes in less time!! A DELISH one-pan juicy chicken dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes with zero cleanup!!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 medium/large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1.25 to 1.50 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 medium/large red onion, peeled and cut into chunks or wedges
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier cleanup, add the sweet potatoes, evenly drizzle with 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, evenly season with salt and pepper, toss with your hands to coat evenly, and bake for 15 minutes. While the potatoes bake, prep the chicken and onion.
  2. After 15 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven, flip the sweet potatoes, and add the chicken, red onion, evenly drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, sprinkle with coriander, and bake for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken, size of potatoes, and being that this is quite a hot oven, check early and often so you don’t overcook the chicken or burn the potatoes. Serve immediately. Recipe is best warm and fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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4 comments on “Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken”

  1. This looks delicious–simple seasonings and olive oil really lets the flavor of the sweet potatoes shine and yet gives a little oomph to the chicken! I have to try it this weekend!

  2. Loved this–another fabulous and tasty sheet pan meal!! I added some diced butternut squash too which went well with the rest of the ingredients. Loved the coriander!

    Rating: 5

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