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sheet pan with chicken thighs, sweet potato and apple slices
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Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Sheet pan chicken thighs with sweet potatoes and apples is an easy and flavor-filled one-pan dish that is ready in under 1 hour and that the whole family loves!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 553kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves minced garlic divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sweet potatoes cut into ½” thick slices
  • 2 granny smith apples cut into ½” thick slices

Instructions

For the Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Dry the chicken thighs on both sides with a paper towel and loosen the skin from the meat.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, softened butter, 2 cloves of garlic, and rosemary and mix well.
  • Rub the mixture over each chicken thigh and under the skin of each piece to help make it crispier.
  • Place the thighs, skin side up, in the center of the sheet pan.
  • Cook for 10 minutes.

For the Vegetables

  • In a separate medium bowl, add the sweet potatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 2 cloves garlic.
  • After the chicken has cooked for 10 minutes, add the potatoes around the chicken in a single layer.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Then turn the sweet potatoes over and add the apple slices to the pan.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink and is 165 degrees F on a meat thermometer

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
Substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken breasts if desired.
Olive oil helps the chicken and vegetables crisp.
Butter helps the chicken brown and keep it moist.
Substitute ¼ teaspoon garlic powder per clove if desired.
Substitute sage or thyme for the rosemary.
Substitute Yukon gold or red potatoes for sweet potatoes if preferred.
Granny smith apples add a nice tartness and hold their shape well. Feel free to use other apples like macintosh or cortland as well.
Add other vegetables like brussel sprouts, broccoli and/ or sliced sweet or red onions

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 16296IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg