Turmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

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Caramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner.

Turmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet PotatoesTurmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes are even better when paired with chicken and seasoned with golden turmeric, ginger and lemon juice. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese. This dish is a variation of this Turmeric Chicken with Roasted Beets.

Caramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner.

There’s a chill in the air, perfect for making this baked chicken dish to warm up your home. It’s also easily adapted for a Whole30 diet. Easy to make, with readily available ingredients and very tasty. I make this often and left-overs are great as well. We probably make chicken 3 nights a week, if not more, you can see all my other chicken recipes here.

What does turmeric taste like?

Turmeric is mildly aromatic with scents of ginger. It’s often use in place of saffron to provide color and flavor.

Roasted Chicken Variations and Tips

  • I remove the skin to keep the calories lower, but I’ve also made it with the skin and it’s quite delicious both ways/
  • You can use your favorite chicken pieces, I did a combination of drumsticks and thighs, but chicken breast on the bone is also great.
  • Swap the sweet potatoes out for butternut squash or diced potatoes.
  • Best to wear gloves when working with turmeric. It stains your hands like nothing else.

Caramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner.Turmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet PotatoesTurmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet PotatoesCaramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner.

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Caramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner.
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Turmeric Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

516 Cals 55.5 Protein 28 Carbs 18 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Caramelized sweet potatoes and shallots are the bed for roasted chicken thighs and legs that come together in this one-pot healthy chicken dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 large shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 2 sweet potatoes or yams, peeled, sliced 1-inch thick and quartered (14 oz)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken drumsticks, on the bone
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs, on the bone
  • juice of 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Herbs De Provence or poultry seasoning
  • 1/3 cup white wine, (swap for chicken broth for whole30/paleo)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the shallots, yams, together with the garlic, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, garlic powder, ginger, 1 teaspoon salt, and olive oil until thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or casserole pan and arrange in an even layer.
  • Add the chicken to the mixing bowl and season with lemon juice, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric, and Herbs de Provence, toss to coat well.
  • Transfer the chicken legs to the baking dish over the vegetables.
  • Drizzle any of the remaining marinade over the top of the chicken and pour the wine around the sides of the dish.
  • Cover with foil and roast 45 minutes, turn chicken and sweet potatoes and finish, uncovered, until the chicken is fork-tender and the sweet potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2pieces chicken , 1/2 sweet potato, Calories: 516kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 55.5g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 249mg, Sodium: 857mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 5.5g
WW Points Plus: 12
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Roasted Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

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124 comments

  1. Would this be ok to make using chicken breasts with no skin or bone?

  2. This recipe was very good, but I will eliminate the chicken broth so the skin gets crispy.  

  3. Can you use split chicken breast with skin?  

  4. How many WW points is this? I’m not seeing any WW points on the recipes. Thank you

  5. I halved the recipe as it is just 2 of us and we both absolutely loved it! So flavourful and easy! This will be on my rotation going forward for sure!

  6. This recipe was great! I substituted carrots for sweet potatoes (because I had extra carrots), and it was delicious. I’m sure it would be great with sweet potatoes as it’s written as well. I’ll definitely make it again.

  7. There are so few Skinnytaste recipes that we do not like. Sadly, this was one of them. Maybe I did something wrong but it was just “eh.” Will move on from this one and find other yummy Skinnytaste recipes that we will love.

  8. We love this recipe. I often make up the spices and have on hand to sprinkle on veggies like cauliflower when roasting it in the oven for any dinner. I had boneless skinless chicken thighs that I trimmed the fat and ended up with a pound( started out with 20 ounces!) I did go more on potatoes–and used one pound cut up and of course the shallots. I agree with one reviewer who said they would add more shallots and next time I would as they are so good in this. I also roasted cauliflower with the seasonings on the side. We went lighter on chicken then –just one piece and more veggies. I do like it also with bone in–the boneless thighs are pretty forgiving so they don’t get too overbaked but can cut back–the sweet potatoes do get very soft–but we liked them.

  9. One of our favorites. I make it often with no changes. Want to make some meals to freeze,  Does it freeze well? 

  10. Gina, I appreciate these beautiful recipes! They are the perfect balance of scrumptious flavor and encouragement healthful choices. Such a pleasure to cook – my family especially loves this one. Thank you!

  11. Made this last night ! It was soooo good and the house smelled amazing 
    We served with salad and bread and everyone ate it 
    Super easy clean up too
    I think the next time I will add Brussels and onions just because 
    You won’t be sorry if you make this, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser -and easy 
    Thank you 

  12. Has anyone attempted or think this is feasible in a slow cooker? My oven is being wacky and I bought everything to make this! Was thinking of trying it in a slow cooker, but figured I’d ask if anyone has attempted! 

  13. Can my 7-year-old son lose weight if he eats according to your recipe?

  14. Can I eat it with bread or rice? Or just eat this for dinner?

    • I would probably do a salad or veggies since this already has starchy sweet potatoes. But thats just me and it depends on what I ate throughout the day. There is no wrong here, I just try to balance my day.

  15. I followed the recipe EXACTLY and really wanted to like this, but it came out really bland 🙁 

  16. Delicious! Pretty much followed the recipe exactly as written and I wouldn’t change it. The whole family loved it! Super easy to make also.