Maple-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Roasted Chicken with Sweet PotatoesRecipe
Photo: Sang An
Chicken and sweet potatoes combine for a satisfying, savory-sweet dinner.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 59.39 mg
Calories 625.18
Caloriesfromfat 49 %
Carbohydrate 19 g
Cholesterol 222.91 mg
Fat 34.5 g
Fiber 1.41 g
Iron 3.98 mg
Protein 56.66 mg
Satfat 8.64 g
Sodium 457.81 mg


1 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 yellow onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons maple syrup
6 sprigs fresh thyme


Heat oven to 400° F. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry. Arrange the chicken, onion, and sweet potatoes in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Drizzle the oil over the chicken and vegetables and season with the salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Drizzle with the maple syrup and top with the sprigs of thyme.

Roast, stirring the vegetables once, until the chicken is cooked through, about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Tip: The maple glaze can also be used with a whole chicken or Cornish game hens.