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Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken With Sweet Potatoes

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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

diced 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.

seasoning

The variety of seasoning used to flavor the chicken include rosemary, thyme, zest lemon seasoning, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

chicken

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!

sheet pan lemon chicken

Ingredients Needed for Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken

Materials Needed for Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken

sheet pan lemon chicken
sheet pan lemon chicken

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

An easy dinner meal, sheet pan lemon chicken and sweet potatoes is easy and delicious and is ready in under 30 minutes.
4.94 from 16 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, lemon, sheet pan, sweet potato

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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°.
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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!

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55 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken With Sweet Potatoes”

    1. 5 stars
      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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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 😋

  3. 5 stars
    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?

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!
    Rosie

  8. 5 stars
    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!

  9. That looks like a great sheet pan dinner idea. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I will have to try it out!

  10. 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!

  11. 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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