Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What To Eat Wednesday: Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Onions

So usually recipes in magazines such as Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living are ridiculous. Can I get an amen? I mean, they include a bajillion ingredients, most of which are definitely NOT in my cupboard. However, my friend Ari (she is such a blessing, let me tell you) gave me her last Real Simple after reading it and I decided to actually try a recipe. It had minimal ingredients and stuff I would either have or could pick up really quickly.

So here goes!

Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Onions
recipe & photo courtesy of
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into thin wedges (I accidentally bought yams instead. oops)
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme (bought organic so I could feel like a hippie)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, cut into 10 pieces (orrrrr 6-8 drumsticks - they are super inexpensive and a lot less work!!)

-Heat oven to 400ยบ F. In a large roasting pan, toss the potatoes, onion, thyme, oil, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper.

-Season the chicken with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper and nestle it, skin-side up, among the potatoes and onions. (i ended up flipping mine half way through cooking time)

-Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, 40 to 50 minutes. (if you are in high altitude like us, it takes more like an hour to an hour and fifteen)

easy enough? go for it! Don't know what's for dinner? Go pick up 4 things from the grocery store and get to it!

Chase loved it and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it (despite the fact that I used yams and not sweet potatoes...they're NOT the same thing. I don't care what you say!)

Sidenote: Ari and I went to Sam's this past weekend and I got a TON (6.5 pounds for $7.50!!) of drumsticks so I could make different variations of this meal. So good!

Have a blessed day, friends :)



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