BAKED CHICKEN WITH SWEET POTATOES

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Baked chicken with sweet potatoes makes a great meal anytime. Baked Chicken with Sweet Potatoes This Baked Chicken with Sweet Potatoes makes a wonderful main dish that your family and friends will enjoy.  The gravy just adds to this recipe and gives the chicken and potatoes an extra moistness.  This is great with my sour cream  cornbread muffins and a green vegetable such as broccoli.

Baked chicken with sweet potatoes is also and easy weeknight meal.

4 medium sized chicken breasts (could use other chicken parts in this recipe such as thighs or legs)

3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks

1 medium onion, chopped (I use purple onions)

1 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

Place the sweet potatoes and onion in a 2 to 3 quart baking dish with the chicken breasts on top.  Whisk together the chicken broth, orange juice, honey, olive oil and mustard and thyme.  Pour over the chicken and sweet potatoes.  Sprinkle on the salt and pepper.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven covered for 35 minutes, remove cover, baste with gravy mixture and continue baking uncovered another 35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked.  Makes 4 large servings. (If your chicken breasts are very large they could be halved to make 8 servings.)

Note:   I take the broth from the chicken, strain, add 1 teaspoon cornstarch and bring to a boil on top of the stove stirring to keep from burning.  This will thicken in about a minute. Pour into a gravy boat or small pitcher to serve over chicken.

Baked Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This easy dish is wonderful to make on a busy night! It's also a lighter recipe which is perfect for the summer months.

Servings: 4 large servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sized chicken breasts could use other chicken parts in this recipe such as thighs or legs
  • 3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 medium onion chopped (I use purple onions)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the sweet potatoes and onion in a 2 to 3 quart baking dish with the chicken breasts on top. Whisk together the chicken broth, orange juice, honey, olive oil and mustard and thyme. Pour over the chicken and sweet potatoes. Sprinkle on the salt and pepper.
  2. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven covered for 35 minutes, remove cover, baste with gravy mixture and continue baking uncovered another 35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked. Makes 4 large servings. (If your chicken breasts are very large they could be halved to make 8 servings.)
Recipe Notes

I take the broth from the chicken, strain, add 1 teaspoon cornstarch and bring to a boil on top of the stove stirring to keep from burning. This will thicken in about a minute. Pour into a gravy boat or small pitcher to serve over chicken.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Baked Chicken With Peaches.

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13 Comments

  1. Norma Bennett says:

    I am hoping to try this tonight

  2. Would this work in a crockpot?? Recently received a 9×13 casserole crock and would love to try this

  3. Brigitte Smith says:

    I’m wondering about this recipe with a hen halides for my Thanksgiving meal, it’s just my husband and I. Do you think it would work with a hen instead?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, I do Bridgette. You might bake the hen for a while before you add the sweet potatoes to keep them from getting too mushy if it is a large hen.

  4. Can or fresh sweet potatoes?

  5. I don’t like orange juice. Would apple juice work?

  6. Elaine Donohue says:

    Are these boneless chicken breasts?

  7. looks yummy and easy! my favorite kind! 😀

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