Our oven-roasted sheet pan chicken thighs and sweet potatoes dinner is just the thing when you a simple yet savory meal. We are combining roasted sweet potatoes, chicken thighs, spinach, and onion to create a healthy one-pan meal that you are sure to love. Seasoned with red onion, whole garlic cloves, and rosemary, this chicken and sweet potatoes dinner is surely a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
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Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Baked on a single sheet pan, this chicken thigh and sweet potato recipe is going to become your new go-to when dinner needs to be delicious yet simple. We didn't make a full recipe, just a half sheet was plenty for the two of us, but between the roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned chicken, and cooked spinach - plus all of the delicious herbs and seasoning - we were thrilled with our servings. Dinner clean-up was simple as there were no leftovers in our kitchen that night.
Oh, and not only is sheet pan chicken thighs and sweet potatoes a plate-clearing kind of dinner, it's also a super healthy one! Complying with paleo, Whole30, and dairy lifestyles, this one-pan dinner is here to fill you up while keeping you on the healthy track you prefer. Chicken and sweet potatoes recipes truly make the perfect combo!
If you are looking to add a little something to your sheet pan chicken thighs and sweet potatoes dinner, we do recommend our Greek tomato cucumber salad or a simple side salad with dressing that is also compliant with your eating plan. It's not necessary at all to add anything as the recipe is a complete meal all by itself, but feel free to include a garden salad with your chicken and sweet potatoes.
Why You'll Love This!
- A simple yet savory dinner option, our sheet pan chicken thighs, and sweet potatoes makes eating a healthy dinner easy and satisfying.
- Cooking your roasted chicken thighs and sweet potato on a single sheet pan makes both cooking and clean up a breeze.
- Seasoned with red onions, garlic cloves, and rosemary, sheet pan chicken and thighs is bursting with a sweet and savory flavor in every bite.
- Healthy eating is made simple with a one-pan dinner that needs just 10-minutes of preptime!
Chicken thighs are always a great choice for dinner. Versatile and full of flavor, the chicken thigh is the perfect mix of both light and dark meat that is rarely dry and often overlooked. But not anymore! The next time you are looking for a winning chicken dinner be sure to try our air fryer bone-in chicken thighs with a dry rub and our seared stove top chicken thighs.
While you will need both boneless chicken thighs and sweet potatoes to make this sheet pan chicken thighs and sweet potatoes recipe, you will also need a bag of baby spinach, some red onion and garlic cloves, plus a few seasonings to make your dinner savory and flavorful.
- sweet potatoes - peeled and cut into 1 ½ chunks
- red onion - cut into wedges (cut the onion into 8 sections)
- garlic cloves - peeled
- extra virgin olive oil
- black pepper
- dried rosemary (or Herbs de Provence)
- boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into quarters
- fresh baby spinach
** Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact quantities **
- Feel free to change up the vegetables! Cubed potatoes or butternut squash can be used instead of sweet potatoes. Other great vegetables to add would be broccoli or cauliflower.
- Any variety of sweet potatoes or yams will work, our favorite are red garnet yams, which have a deeper flavor than the lighter colored sweet potatoes.
- Keto/Low-Carb- If you are looking to reduce the carbs and make a keto-friendly version of our sheet pan chicken thighs dinner, swap out the sweet potatoes for radish cubes.
Step by Step Instructions
As you can see in the picture, there are but four simple steps to creating our sheet pan chicken thighs and sweet potatoes. Cut and season, roast the veggies, add in the chicken and continue cooking, and finish off by adding the spinach during the last couple of minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450 F and place the oven rack in the center position.
Trim large pieces off of fat from the chicken and cut each chicken thigh into 4 pieces (quarters). Lightly salt and pepper the chicken. Set aside.
On a large sheet pan add the sweet potatoes, onion wedges, whole garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Toss the ingredients to combine.
Roast the sweet potato mix for 12 minutes.
Add the chicken to the potato mixture and combine all ingredients. Cook the chicken for 15 minutes or until it reaches 160 F.
Spread the baby spinach over the top of the chicken and sweet potatoes and cook the mixture for 5 more minutes, or until the spinach wilts.
Toss all ingredients together. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
- For even cooking, cut your chicken thighs and potatoes into uniform pieces.
- As the potatoes and onions take longer to cook, we do recommend that you roast them for 12 minutes prior to adding the seasoned chicken thighs.
- To ensure your chicken thighs are cooked to the recommended 160F use a digital meat thermometer.
- Using parchment paper on the bottom of the baking sheet will help to make clean-up easy.
As our sheet pan chicken and sweet potatoes dish is a one-pan dinner, you can serve it without any additional sides. However, if you'd like to add something extra for either yourself or your guests, consider a simple green salad, cauliflower rice, or brown rice.
When roasting chicken in the oven we prefer to use either a cast iron skillet, a Dutch oven, or a sheet pan.
Yes, you can cook chicken on a baking sheet, but opt a rimmed baking sheet so food doesn't slide off and to prevent any juices from spilling inside your oven.
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