Chicken and sweet potatoes combine for a satisfying, savory-sweet dinner.
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
How to Make It
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.
This turned out wonderfully. I nuked the pan to speed things up a bit prior to putting it in the oven. No reason to skin the potatoes, just scrub them. I'd also suggest after cooking and cooling a bit: pour out the juices, skim the fat, and reduce in a pan to get a better glaze.
Delicious flavors. Smells great while cooking. Don't omit any ingredient and do not cover with foil or you'll end up with steamed rather than roasted food. I use both sweet potatoes and butternut squash together. Have served it to guests with rave reviews.
My family loves this recipe. I use bone-in chicken breasts or skinless, boneless chicken breasts. I double the maple syrup and add an extra TBLSPN of olive oil when using the boneless chicken. I've used a mixture of butternut squash and sweet potatoes with success. Do not admit the thyme. This dish smells divine---like Autumn arrived in your kitchen.
Solid recipe that's easy to put together. I like the concept and the taste was good but I was slightly underwhelmed. The maple flavor didn't come out as much as I expected. Also, more flavor could be added with spices to compliment the maple. That said, it was simple to make and the combination of ingredients made for a nice fall-themed dinner.
The aromas from the thyme, maple syrup, and chicken set the stage. The platter with roasted chicken, potatoes, onions, and thyme made for a very nice presentation. The chicken received very good reviews from our dinner guests. Definitely a keeper.
I'd probably add a few more sweet potatoes. Served with green beans with muchrooms.