Sometimes your ideas for a meal dry up and then it is time to go back to the basics.
Old trusted chicken recipes are sometimes overlooked. This simple and easy to prepare chicken and sweet potato recipe is an excellent meal for friends or family. This easy dish will enable you to join guests in the pre-meal conversations as the preparations are not too time consuming.
Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 2 small sweet potatoes (about 500g), peeled and cut into thin wedges
- 1 red onion, cut into wedges
- 12 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 1.5 – 1.8 kg chicken, cut into 10 pieces
Heat oven to 200º C. 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.
Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, 40 to 50 minutes.