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Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes
Makes
4 Servings
Active Time
15 Minutes
Total Time
45 Minutes

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

  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2-2 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

Steps

  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 1/4 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 1/4 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.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrients per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 408
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 86mg
Sodium 554mg
Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 12g
Added Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Potassium 636mg

Diabetic Exchanges 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 4 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat

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