Sheet pan lemon chicken with sweet potatoes is a wholesome, delicious meal that is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner. This one-pan meal is easy to prep, quick to cook, and a breeze to cleanup! Filled with comforting lemon and rosemary flavors, this recipe will become a regular in your weekly dinner routine.
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the beauty of sheet pan meals
I love a good sheet pan meal. The idea of cooking an entire meal at once with very little effort on my part is very enticing on weeknights after a long day at work. Whether it’s chicken fajitas or baked kebabs, I love being able to create a delicious meal without the headache that packs loads of flavor.
All of the food together on the pan flavors one another tremendously and produces a result that’s extremely flavorful.
Using one pan for everything minimizes the mess and dirty dishes afterwards. Different food cooks at different speeds, but that doesn’t mean it all can’t be done with a little fancy timing.
The customization of sheet pan meals is unparalleled. NYT Cooking has an incredible database of sheet pan meal ideas! Explore a little and find ways to customize this recipe to make it truly yours
how to: prepare the sweet potatoes
Begin by chopping sweet potatoes using large dice cuts (read more about vegetable cuts here)
If you prefer to not eat the skin, peel the potatoes first before chopping.
Lay out flat on a lined sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
how to: season Lemon chicken
On a plate or shallow bowl, lay out the chicken. Drizzle with olive oil, flipping to coat both sides.
The variety of seasoning used to flavor the chicken include rosemary, thyme, zest lemon seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Toss the chicken in the seasonings and ensure both sides are coated. Set aside.
how to: cook Sheet Pan lemon chicken With sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes require longer cooking time than chicken breasts. In order to accommodate this, cook only the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and flip the sweet potatoes. They should already have a nice brown color on some of the sides!
Drizzle the potatoes with light olive oil, rosemary, and thyme.
Add the chicken to the pan and continue cooking for 12 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Serve fresh with your favorite veggies!
Ingredients Needed for Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken
Materials Needed for Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken
Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
- 2 medium sweet potatoes cubed
- 2-4 tbsp olive oil
- salt as needed
- pepper as needed
- 2 chicken breasts (4 chicken tenderloins)
- 2 tsp lemon seasoning
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tsp rosemary
- 1 tbsp thyme
- Preheat oven to 425°. Line the sheet pan with foil or olive oil spray.
- Lay the sweet potatoes evenly on half of the sheet pan. Drizzle with half of the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes.
- While the sweet potatoes cook, season the chicken with the remaining olive oil, lemon seasoning, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper. Sprinkle half of the rosemary and thyme.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven after 15 minutes. Flip and drizzle with light olive oil and the remaining rosemary and thyme. Add the chicken to the pan and continue cooking 12 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°.
Sheet pans are some of the easiest customizable meals. Combinations of any of your favorite meats, potatoes, vegetables, and seasoning can create easy, delicious meals. Experiment with some of your own ideas or check out Pinterest for amazing ideas!
Have any favorite sheet pan meals that you use on a busy night? Share your ideas below!
62 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken With Sweet Potatoes”
Thank you for sharing this, it looks soooo tastyyy!xx
This sounds just up my alley! Really love the idea of sheet pans meals, such time savers and you get great food! Hope to give this a try soon x
Hi Kalin 👋
First time visiting your blog & I love it.
This recipe of sheet pan lemon 🍋 chicken with sweet potatoes sounds delicious and really easy to do. And the fact that I don’t need to clean soooo many pots and pans makes I even better lol.
Thanks for sharing!
I love sheet pan dinners! So easy! This one looks so good with the sweet potatoes too!
This looks amazing, and so healthy 😍 I love recipes like this, simple but very effective!
This looks absolutely amazing omg. My stomach is grumbling haha. I don’t usually make sheet pan chicken dishes, since it’s too dry for my taste. But maybe I’ll up the seasoning, or use the stove instead. I like sweet potatoes, especially sweet potato fries. Ube ice cream is great!!
Thanks for sharing, looking forward to more basic recipes!
this looks so good! saving this to make for dinner sometime soon! thanks so much for sharing this!
This seems so easy and delicious. I love sweet potatoes. Practically have them every weekend. Guess I found my recipe for this weekend.
I like these meal ideas
This looks so good! Loads of my favourite ingredients in one dish. I always peel sweet potatoes but I’m interested to try them with the skin on. Definitely trying it out soon 😋
I love a good sheet pan meal. Such a time/stress saver. So here’s my quandary: my kid does not like potatoes unless they are fried! If I could add a green veg to the pan, maybe at the same time as the chicken, what would you recommend to compliment the flavors you’ve selected?
What I love about your recipes is that they are so simple to make but you meld all of these delicious flavors today. Going to try this one for sure.
This is definitely a meal I need to make soon! I’m allergic to white potatoes, so I am always grateful when a meal includes sweet potatoes instead. This seems bright and fresh and perfect as a spring dinner. Thanks so much for sharing!
This sounds utterly amazing!! I will 100% be making this this week!
I love all these flavors and it’s such an easy meal to put together! Thank you for the recipe, I’ll have to try it out 🙂
Sheet pan cooking is such a great one pot meal
Idea. The lemon chicken with sweet potatoes arw a great blend of flavors.
Great post! I think this sounds delicious- chicken and lemon go so well together x
Easy and tasty recipe, especially for a weeknight family dinner.
Anything that makes my day easier is a winner! This looks lovely too. Thank you for posting 🙂
Yum! This looks delicious & so simple to make. I can’t wait to try it!
I love how quick and easy this recipe is!! We eat a lot of chicken in our house and this will be in the normal rotation for sure!
I am so making this for dinner this week! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love sheet pan dinners and am loving the combination of chicken and sweet potatoes. Definitely something I need to add to future meal plans!
This looks amazing. Definitely going to try this!
Thanks for sharing!
I love sheet pan meals! So much less clean up! Also love that this is sweet potato based. Trying to have more meals with less carbs as sides and healthier options. Really want to try this out!
I absolutely love chicken flavored with lemon and herbs. This meal looks so simple yet flavorful.
The recipe looks good
Looks so delicious 😍 I love easy, healthy meals! Thank you for sharing!!
Looks delicious and your instructions are easy to follow. Thank you for the recipe, I am looking for quick meals to make mid-week x
I like that this comes with sweet potatoes, sheet pan meals are a must for busy days
This looks so good! Can’t wait to try this! Thank you so much for sharing!
This looks delicious. Chicken is a favorite for my family so I’m always looking for new ways to cook it. I love sheet pan meals but honestly don’t make them often enough. I will have to add this one to our meal plan to give it a try.
I love this idea, especially since it all cooks together. I’m definitely adding this to my dinner menu this week!
This looks delicious! My hubby would totally be on board!
Easy peasy, 2 of my favourite foods. And super easy to prepare and make. Thanks for sharing,
Yess this is just the inspo I need for tonight’s dinner. I am in real need of more healthy dinners that don’t require me to use and wash up every pot and pan in my house!
Looks healthy and super delicious to me! Apparently, i was dwelled with what to make with sweet potatoes – and reading this saves me. Thank you, Kalin!
I love the concept of sheet pan meals its like one and done deal especially for the busy week.
Thank you for this. It seems delicious and all my family members should enjoy it. I am always looking for easy and delicious meals.
I LOVE sheet pan meals because they’re so easy to do! I also love sweet potatoes so I’ll definitely have to make a sheet pan meal with them!
This looks delicious-I love sweet potatoes, and anything that is easy to cook!
I love sheet pan meals! That chicken sounds delicious. I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe!
Looks interesting! I have to try this some day.
This is my kind of dish! I love how simple it is but looks super yummy xx
Looks delicious and healthy! I can’t wait to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!
printed this recipe AND put it on next week’s menu calendar!
I love anything that can be cooked in one dish and this sounds delightful!
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That looks like a great sheet pan dinner idea. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I will have to try it out!
It all just sounds so yummy! I love making sheet pan meals because it’s typically usually healthy for me and finishes in no time. I’m a quick and easy kind of chef lol. Healthy and quick is what I like.
Thanks for the recipe!
Delicious! I like how you displayed an image of each process. Would love my mom to follow this recipe this weekend! Thanks for sharing xo
This looks absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try this 😍
Sheet pan meals are easily one of my favorite go to recipes , but I’ve never heard of this one. I’m very excited to try it since it includes several of my favorites.
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I love sheet pan dinners! And this one looks so delicious!
This looks amazing. Its great that all the flavours will mingle together. I love that there is less washing up too.
We love sheet pan dinners around here and I’ll be adding this one to my weekly meal planning!
Chicken and sweet potatoes are my go to dinner during the week. The chicken is flavored so well and is so tasty. Lemon and rosemary are perfect combos for the chicken.
I loved the combo of the sweet potatoes, lemon & thyme in this recipe, definitely a winner, thanks.
lots of juicy flavours here in this Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken With Sweet Potatoes! It was perfect for busy weeknight dinner. i made rice on the side with it
great sheet pan meal! Easy to make and packed full of flavor!
Great recipe! I love how everything cooks on one tray for easy clean up! Lovely fresh flavors!
It looks simple enough to do and looks yummy.