Roasted chicken and sweet potatoes covered with rosemary and a slice of lemon on a brown plate (with logo overlay)

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Sheet pan roast chicken is perfect for busy nights when you need a quick meal and fast clean up! Pair it with sweet potatoes and lemon for a delicious meal.

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Some nights I enjoy making a complicated (read messy) meal. Other nights, I need something quick and easy (and with very few dishes to clean). On these evenings, I love trying out a few one-pan recipes such as Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes.

I found a recipe for roast chicken and vegetables on the Tasty app. We decided it was a great one to try. The original recipe called for green beans with it. But the beans we got had already started to get moldy, so we threw those in the compost bin. I was secretly ok with that because I really don’t care for fresh green beans like this!

We have been using fresh lemons in a lot of our cooking lately. We were drawn to this recipe for the lemon along with the other advantages. And the sweet potatoes, you can’t go wrong with some yummy seasoned sweet potatoes!

The recipe couldn’t be more simple to make, and with all the seasonings it comes out delicious! Chicken is our favorite meat to cook with because it’s so versatile. We all eat chicken any way it’s cooked. And with two boys who can be picky eaters sometimes, any meal I can make that feeds all four of us is a win for me.

Whenever I make a sheet pan recipe, I also make sure to line the pan with aluminum foil or a silicone mat. This makes the cleanup even easier.

Step by Step

Start by preparing the vegetables. Cut the sweet potato into chunks about one inch and slice the lemon. If you plan to use some lemon zest to garnish then it’s easier to zest the lemon before you slice it. Add these to a bowl with some olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. You can either use a spoon or spatula to stir up the vegetables and seasonings. Or cover the dish and shake it. The boys had fun trying to use the garlic press.

Young boy using a garlic press over a stainless steel mixing bowl
Young boy using a garlic press over a stainless steel mixing bowl

Cover the sheet pan with foil if desired (to make clean up super easy) and lay the vegetables and lemon on one side of the pan.

Chopped sweet potatoes on a sheet pan covered with rosemary and lemon slices

Add the chicken breast to the other side and season it with a bit of salt, pepper, and paprika, then flip it over and do the same on the other side. Top each chicken breast with a slice of lemon.

Two raw chicken breasts on a sheet pan covered with rosemary and lemon sliced next to chopped sweet potatoes

Put the entire pan in the oven and bake it at 375 for about 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are softened. Serve your Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes warm and garnish with a bit of lemon zest.

Roasted chicken and sweet potatoes covered with rosemary and a slice of lemon on a brown plate (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: July 19, 2019

Roasted chicken and sweet potatoes covered with rosemary and a slice of lemon on a brown plate

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Sheet pan roast chicken is perfect for busy nights when you need a quick meal and fast clean up! Pair it with sweet potatoes and lemon for a delicious meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, lemon, rosemary, sheet pan, sweet potatoes, thyme
Servings: 2
4.92 from 12 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • ¼ tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Cut the sweet potato into chunks about one inch and slice the lemon
  • In a medium bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, lemon slices, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper
  • Lay out the potatoes on one side of a foil-lined sheet pan
  • Lay the chicken on the other side and season with salt, pepper, and paprika
  • Bake for about 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are soft

Notes

Src: https://tasty.co/recipe/one-pan-roasted-chicken-and-sweet-potatoes
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Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 917mg38%
Potassium 1370mg39%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 18820IU376%
Vitamin C 40.5mg49%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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38 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes”

  1. theclutterboxblog

    I am not a fan of green beans either. They are okay fresh from the garden but that’s about it. I love one pan recipes. Makes dinner so much better!

  2. This is a guaranteed killer combination! I love the herbs on the chicken and roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite sides! Do you have any leftover? 🙂 I can’t wait to try this!

  3. I love sweet potatoes and adding lemon zest take them to the next level. Chicken and sweet potatoes make the best meal, will try that recipe this week.

  4. One pan recipes are my favorite! And chicken is always a win in this house! Im going to write this recipe down and try it soon!

  5. Glenda Kruse - East Coaster Lifestyle

    This dish looks so tasty. I need to make it for my family because it is low fat and healthy.

      1. I love roasted sweet potatoes and they are perfectly paired with chicken. This recipe sounds so yummy. I love adding a squeeze of lemon to chicken too. Your son will certainly know his way around the kitchen as an adult.

        1. I’m hoping they pick up on some of this as they get older! Eating is something we have to obviously do our entire lives, so it will always be necessary to know how to cook for themselves.

  6. Thai is so mouth watering and the best part is so easy to cook. I love sweet potatoes and fries are my favorite.

  7. I love sheet pan meals! This one looks amazing, I am going to try it out for my family soon – I think they would enjoy the sweet potatoes 🙂

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