Sheet Pan Chicken Thigh Dinner with Sweet Potatoes
Easy, one pan, quick clean up! My recipe for sheet pan chicken thigh dinner with sweet potatoes, apples, and onions is a healthy oven baked meal packed full of flavor and veggies.
- 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided - half and half
- kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- 4 bone in chicken thighs
- 2 apples, quartered and cored
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Sriracha Yogurt Sauce
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, whole milk or low fat
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- whole milk, optional, to thin the sauce
Bake the Sweet Potatoes and Onions
Move the oven rack to the lower middle position. Heat the oven to 425F.
Toss the sweet potatoes and onions with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper.
Spread the vegetables out on a sheet pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Bake the Chicken and Apples
Toss the chicken and apples with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with kosher salt and pepper.
Remove the sheet pan from the oven and move the sweet potatoes and onions aside to make room.
Arrange the chicken and apples on the sheet pan.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Broil to Brown
Remove the sheet pan from the oven and move the oven rack to the top position. Switch the oven to broil.
Put the sheet pan in the oven and broil for 3-5 minutes, keeping an eye on the food to make sure it doesn't burn. Remove when the chicken is nicely browned.
Make the Sriracha Yogurt Sauce
While the chicken is cooking, make the yogurt sauce.
Mix together all the sriracha yogurt sauce ingredients in a bowl. If you wish, add milk a tablespoon at a time until you are happy with the consistency.
Taste the sauce and add more seasoning as needed.
- Onion: Use thinner slices if you want the onion to get really deep brown and crispy while it bakes. Use thick slices or wedges if you prefer just some crispiness around the edges.
- Oven Rack: You want to use the lower middle rack during baking for improved browning and crispy edges.
- Apples: To prep the apples simply cut them into quarters through the core then cut the core off of each quarter.