Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potato and Onion

By Katherine


The skin is a special treat

The skin is a special treat

This was so ridiculously simple that I didn’t even think to do a post on it. But Greg insisted and a good wife should never argue with her husband. Hey, does anyone else smell smoke? I might have just been hit by lightning. Or maybe my growing nose is just more sensitive to smell.

Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Onion

  • 1 4-5lb whole chicken
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • roughly 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 large red or sweet onion, chopped
  • salt/pepper

Rub chicken’s surface with olive oil. Separate skin from flesh without tearing it. Rub oil onto chicken flesh under the skin. Mix spices together in a small bowl and coat the entire outside of the chicken and rub the remainder on the breast under the skin. Place chopped vegetables in a roasting pan sprayed with cooking spray or just enough oil to keep the vegetables from sticking. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then set the chicken on a rack over the vegetables. Roast at 365 degrees until meat is done, about 90 minutes. A digital thermometer should register 165 at the breast, which should take around 15 minutes a pound. While the chicken rests, return the vegetables to the oven and let them get crispier.

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9 Responses to Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potato and Onion

  1. Simple or not…that’s good..

  2. Misky says:

    Wonderfully easy and completely delicious.

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    We always run Herbes de Provence on our roasting chickens. Here at the cottage, I flatten the bird so it doesn’t take as long to bake on the charcoal grill. So delicious!

  4. Yummy and with Old Bay! I will try this once it cools down a bit.

  5. Raymund says:

    I always love roast chicken, such a classic

  6. Courtney says:

    A good wife ALWAYS argues with her husband. It’s just good business. (Though I do agree this recipe is a great one to share.)

  7. Angeline M says:

    This sounds better than delicious! I will be making this in the very near future! Thanks for an easy and excellent recipe.

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