Roast Chicken with Apples, Onions and Sweet Potatoes


Cinnamon is in every household and for good reason: ounce for ounce, it contains 5 times the antioxidants as 1/2 cup of blueberries or a cup of pomegranate juice! But don’t limit your cinnamon consumption to your morning bowl of oats. Cinnamon is used all over the world in savory dishes to complement the flavors of meat and vegetables.

Today’s recipe is the perfect cold weather staple that literally comes together in just minutes. Feel free to mix and match the ingredients based on what you have available.  When I made this dish, I happened to have gala apples and sweet potatoes but it would work just as well with carrots and parsnips.  Just don’t forget the cinnamon.

Your fork is waiting.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Roast Chicken with Apples, Onions and Sweet Potatoes
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 4 chicken breasts - split, bone-in
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes - peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 apples - cut into large chunks
  • 1 large onion - cut into large chunks
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Meanwhile, line a roasting pan with sweet potatoes, apples and onion.
  3. Place chicken breasts on top and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Season everything evenly with all spices including salt and pepper. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty to ensure food is evenly coated.
  5. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until juices run clear in the chicken.
Excellent source of Vitamins A and C
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 414 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: .6g Carbohydrates: 39.5g Sodium: 924mg Fiber: 7.1g Protein: 50.9g Cholesterol: 120mg


  1. Terri says

    Made this tonight and was awesome! Will so be making this again. My sweet potatoes needed to be a bit smaller chucks but other than that 😉 Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow night!

  2. sparkey says

    Liz, is it baked at 350 or 450? When & where is the allspice & nutmeg added? Are the sweet potatoes peeled?

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Hi There – It is baked at 350 and you add the allspice and nutmeg when you add the olive oil, salt, pepper and cinnamon. (In the recipe I say to add “all the spices” so it would go in then! The sweet potatoes are peeled as shown in the video but I have updated the recipe to say peeled to avoid further confusion. Thank you for bringing that to my attention! Let me know what you think of the recipe – enjoy!

  3. Deidre says

    Great Great Recipe – Just made it for the first time and my kids LOVED it! They only eat the chicken but they loved the cinnamon flavor. My husband and I enjoyed the apples and sweet potatoes! I will definitely make this again – maybe with a pork tenderloin instead!

  4. Ashley Bozekowski says

    Hi, I just stumbled across your recipe. I was looking for a good recipe to use up my sweet potatoes that had been sitting around for a while. I gave it a go, and have to say it is delicious!! This will be a new staple for me. I love that it incorporates so much goodness, the cinnamon, sweet potatoes and apples, they all add tons of antioxidants and a great dish that has both fruits and veggies. Thank you so much for the recipe!! A keeper for sure.

  5. Camille says

    Made this dish for my family used three bonless skinless chicken breasts which I cut in half .As for my husband he said it was deliciouse will have me make this again as for our teenage daughter she didn’
    t carefor the apples and onions. Would defenitly serve this to guests .

  6. Sue Shaw says

    This sounds like exactly what I want! Do you think I could make it ahead and freeze it? If so, should it be frozen raw or cooked?

    Regardless, I am going to make it–it sounds perfect!

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