Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Sweet Potato Recipe: A Delicious and Healthy Recipe

Welcome to my West Virginia Kitchen!  If you're looking for a wholesome, delicious meal that's easy to prepare and perfect for any night of the week, look no further!  My Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Sweet Potato Recipe is not only mouth-watering, but also packed with nutrients.  

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This recipe combines the lean protein of chicken breasts with the vibrant flavors and health benefits of asparagus and sweet potatoes.  I know you are going to love this delightful dish so...

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  • Healthy and Nutritious:  This dish is a high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.  Chicken breasts provide lean protein, while asparagus and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A, C and K, and are excellent sources of fiber.  
  • Easy to Make:  With simple preparation on minimal ingredients, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Flavorful:  The combination of herbs and spices used in this recipe enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients, making each bite a delight. 


For this recipe, you'll need the following ingredients:

The ingredients needed to make the roasted chicken with asparagus and sweet potato recipe

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cubed
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into 3 sections
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • juice of 1 lemon (optional for extra flavor)

  1. Preheat the Oven:  Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C.  This ensures that your chicken, asparagus, and sweet potatoes will roast perfectly. 
  2. Prepare the Chicken and Vegetables:  In a large bowl, combine the chicken, asparagus, and sweet potatoes.  Drizzle with 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, and season with half the minced garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Toss to coat everything in the oil and seasoning.
  3. Roast in the Oven:  Place the chicken and vegetable in a greased, 9x13 baking dish.  Roast in the preheated oven for about 30-45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches and internal temperature of 165°F/75°C.  The sweet potatoes should be tender, and the asparagus should be crisp-tender.  
  4. Optional Step- Add Lemon Juice:  For an extra burst of flavor, drizzle the juice of one lemon over the chicken and vegetables before serving.  
  5. Serve and Enjoy:  Remove the baking dish from the oven and let it cool or a few minutes.  Serve the roasted chicken, asparagus, and sweet potatoes on a plate with a side of rice pilaf or a garden salad.

Everything being tossed together in the baking dish.

The Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Sweet Potato making in the oven.

  • Even Cooking:  Make sure to cut everything into similar-sized cubes for even roasting.
  • Chicken Variations:  If you prefer, you can use chicken thighs instead of breasts.  Adjust the cooking time accordingly as thighs may take a bit longer to cook.
  • Flavor Boost:  Experiment with additional herbs like oregano or basil for a different flavor profile.

A close up image of the roasted chicken with asparagus and sweet potato.

This Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Sweet Potato Recipe is a perfect addition to your weekly meal rotation.  It's simple, nutritious, and full of flavor.  Not only will it satisfy your taste buds, but it will also provide essential nutrients to keep you energized and healthy.  Give it a try tonight and enjoy a delightful and wholesome meal

And as always...

Happy Eatin' Y'all
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. This is definitely a dish I want to make.

    1. This has really become one of my favorite, simple, go-to meals! I love it!

  2. hello there! I currently have this dish baking! Thanks for sharing. I hope it comes out well. Im aways looking for simple, yet delicious recipes. Very helpful post, keep 'em comin!

    1. Hi Georgina! I can't wait to hear what you think! Thanks so much for stopping but and cooking from the blog!

  3. Will 30 minutes be enough for the chicken to cook through?

    1. Yes. I have made this several times and have never had an issue with the chicken not cooking through.

  4. I have so many sweet potatoes on my counter right now, so i'm making this asap! What a great idea!

    1. Hey Lady! Yay! I'm so glad you are going to try it! Let me know what you think!

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  6. Nope! I’m on 40 minutes and it’s about done!

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I will make note of this on the post. I will say this, I find that everyone's ovens are different. Gas cook differently than electric, older differently than newer. So that always comes into play.