This Warm-Spiced Roast Chicken over Sweet Potatoes is the ultimate savory but simple dish. Warmly spiced, flavorful and everything cooks on one baking sheet! A perfect weeknight meal that is elegant enough to serve to any guest.
A few months ago, someone shared a recipe from Glamorous Bite with me for Roast Chicken with Curry and Paprika. I had never visited the blog before and found myself perusing lots of their beautiful recipes and food photography. I kept coming back to this chicken (it had me when they described it as a “culinary hug” – I love culinary hugs!) I also happen to have chicken thawing and had not decided what to do with it.
Double win. If curry is new for you, know that the curry in this dish is very mild. It gives the chicken a wonderful warm taste. It is not overwhelming but provides just enough spice to be interesting and flavorful.
The recipe you see here is not the same as the one at Glamorous Bite. I encourage you to pop over there and visit because their recipe and photography look amazing. This is my own version based on the ingredients I keep stocked in my kitchen. There are a few different spices – but the biggest difference is that I generally take advantage of my butcher’s free service to prepare the chickens before I freeze them. So though I usually cook the entire bird, I rarely cook it while whole in order to shorten cooking time, particularly on weeknights.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces by your butcher
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for coating sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted half of a stick of butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp curry powder, mild
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4-6 whole sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Add diced sweet potatoes, sliced onions, garlic, and thyme to a lightly oiled baking sheet. Drizzle with just enough olive oil to coat all of the potatoes, tossing with your hands to combine. Spread the potato mixture evenly on the pan, making sure that it is in a single layer for even baking.
  3. Lay each piece of chicken directly on top of the sweet potato mixture.

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