It’s hard to work all day and come home and make a tasty dinner. I know. That’s why I am always searching for really, really simple recipes that I can make when I’m tired, and frustrated, and tired, and fed up with the world. Well, I hit the jackpot with this recipe. It has few ingredients, it’s really simple, and once you get it in the oven you can lay on the couch, prop your feet up, and read a good book. Or you know, you could clean up the house and do some laundry. Whatever.
My only complaint with this recipe is that it does not call for enough sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes were so good, believe me, you are going to want more. Next time I will probably double the sweet potatoes, because we were left, dejectedly moving the chicken pieces around to try and find some more sweet potato morsels. It heats up beautifully for lunch the next day and makes all your coworkers jealous..if you’re in to that sort of thing. I’m not saying I’m into that sort of thing, I’m also not saying whether I laid on the couch and read.
You can find the recipe online, Maple-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, and I’ve also posted it down below.
Maple-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
1 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces (I used 4 thighs, 4 legs)
1 yellow onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (more, you need more)
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.