Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes

This easy sheet pan chicken dinner recipe is made with apples, sweet potatoes and onions roasted in olive oil and scented with cinnamon. Perfect for feeding a family! 

Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Roasted chicken seasoned with olive oil and cinnamon was on our dinner table at least 1-2 nights growing up. While sheet pan dinners are all the rage these days, I’m here to say that my mom has been making sheet pan dinners for close to 40 years!

Liz Making Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Apples

And for good reason: they’re versatile, healthy and require just one pan making for very easy clean-up. Moms always know best, am I right?

Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Onions Recipe

Inspired by the fall season, I like to roast my chicken on top of large cubes of apples, sweet potatoes and onions.

Liz Drizzling Olive Oil on Veggies

To season, I simply drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle with salt, pepper and cinnamon. A little garlic powder or cayenne are nice additions too but they’re optional.

Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Apples and Onions Recipe

To cook you simply bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. My mom always sprinkled with a little fresh parsley before serving but again, that’s optional.

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Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Apples Recipe

Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

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This easy sheet pan chicken dinner recipe is made with apples, sweet potatoes and onions roasted in olive oil and scented with cinnamon. Perfect for feeding a family! 
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 55 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 4 split chicken breasts (bone-in, skin on)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (divided )
  • 2 large apples (cored and cut in slices or large chunks)
  • 1 large yellow onion (peeled and sliced in large chunks)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (divided)
  • minced parsley (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and scatter the apples, onions and sweet potatoes in a single layer. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Mix well with hands.
  • Place chicken breasts on top of the veggies/apple mixture and drizzle with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with remaining spices. Rub evenly to coat chicken on both sides.
  • Bake until chicken is golden and cooked through, about 45-60 minutes depending on thickness of chicken. 

Notes

Serving size is one chicken breast and 1 cup cooked veggies.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 38gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 1861mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 280IUVitamin C: 7.9mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1.8mg

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9 responses to “Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes”

  1. Casey Avatar
    Casey

    Would cook time be different if I used boneless chicken breasts instead?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts, I’d still plan on around 40 minutes for cooking.

  2. Lannette Avatar
    Lannette

    Can you use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes? About the same cook time?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes and yes!! Great idea!

  3. Niki Avatar
    Niki

    Made this for dinner tonight. Wow! Very delicious! I wasn’t sure about the sweet potato, apple, onion and cinnamon combination, but it was really fantastic! Husband and I really enjoyed. Thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!

      1. Rebekah Schletewitz Avatar
        Rebekah Schletewitz

        Can I use chicken thighs with this?
        What would be the cook times?

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          You sure can! Chicken thighs cook in about 30 minutes. :)

  4. Bryan Avatar
    Bryan

    I usually like to stick with regular potatoes but i think this looks much better with sweet potatoes! I have to make this for dinner, thanks!

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Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.