Meat and potato lovers will Love YOU for serving them Whole Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Whole Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes is a classic classic meat and potatoes comfort food dish. You will feel like a true ‘Martha’ when you present this dish to the special people in your life, and you won’t believe how incredibly EASY and SIMPLE this dinner is!
A simple combination of lemon zest, thyme and paprika is mixed with salt, pepper and vegetable oil. This mixture is rubbed all over a raw roasting chicken, both above and under the skin to season the meat and crisp the skin as it roasts. It turns out preparing a roast chicken is much simpler than a turkey!
The seasoned chicken is then placed over a single layer of sliced sweet potato rounds that have also been seasoned lightly with oil, salt and pepper. Sweet potatoes have lots of great health benefits– making this a delicious and healthy recipe too!
As the chicken roasts, the sweet potato cooks underneath in the chicken drippings. This leads to a delectably soft interior and crunchy exterior full of flavor. I have NEVER tasted roasted sweet potato THIS good. It’s simply amazing! This chicken turns out so moist and full of flavor, and the skin nice and crispy too. Make sure you follow the recipe and let it sit, covered in foil for 20 minutes before serving for optimal results.
When you’re ready to serve your Whole Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes, add in a few lemon wedges and fresh thyme sprigs to really slam dunk the presentation. When serving, carve off some chicken and serve with a potato round and lemon wedge.
Whole Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes is so packed with amazing flavor, you’ll forget that it’s also a fairly healthy dish- apart from the chicken drippings, if you leave the skin on your plate a serving is only 275 calories and 25.1 grams of protein!
This dish is an absolute must-try! I know I’ll be putting Whole Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes in my Sunday roast dinner rotation. My family loved it, and I loved how simple and amazing tasting it was.Print