Ready for a classic sheet pan dinner? Try my Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes! This easy, quick, flavorful dinner will keep you happy – especially since there’s virtually no clean up!

Roast Chicken

What is better than a simple roast chicken? Honestly, in my opinion, not much. This is one of the most delightful meals to make and it’s super delicious and nutritious.

Sweet Potatoes

I LOVE sweet potatoes! Who’s with me? There are so many ways to cook them, although roasted sweet potatoes are by far my favorite. A bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper goes a long way – and makes magic!

Roast Chicken with sweet potatoes

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, potatoes, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Zest of one lemon
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes sliced into “fries”
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken legs thigh or thigh/drumstick, ~3 pounds
  • ½ cup parsley chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine rosemary, zest, red pepper flakes, and oil in a small bowl.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with half the spice mixture in a bowl.
  3. Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper, season with salt and pepper, and rub with remaining spice mixture.
  4. Place potatoes around chicken on sheet pan.
  5. Place pan in oven and roast ~40-45 minutes, until potatoes and chicken are golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Serve with pan juices and sprinkled with parsley.

Recipe Video

Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

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