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Glazed Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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Glazed Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4
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Chicken breasts halves glazed with apple jelly and baked with sweet potatoes - a warm and delicious dinner recipe!

Ingredients

Chicken

4
bone-in chicken breast halves (with skin)
3
medium dark orange sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

Glaze

1/2
cup apple jelly
2
tablespoons butter
1/4
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Arrange chicken, skin side up, in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Arrange sweet potatoes and bell peppers around chicken.
  • 2 In small saucepan, combine all glaze ingredients. Heat over low heat until smooth, stirring occasionally. Brush chicken and vegetables with about 1/3 cup of the jelly mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 425°F. for 20 minutes. Stir vegetables; brush chicken and vegetables with remaining jelly mixture. Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender, its juices run clear and sweet potatoes are tender.
Tips  

Sweet bell peppers are green until they mature. Red bell peppers are fully ripened green bell peppers. Bell peppers are perfect for roasting because they contain lots of moisture; roasting enhances their sweet flavors.

One cut-up frying chicken can be used in place of the chicken breast halves.

Purchase focaccia or an Italian pizza crust to top and serve with this easy supper dish. Sprinkle the surface of the bread with crumbled goat cheese and your favorite fresh or dried herbs. Drizzle a little olive oil over the cheese and herbs. Heat the bread in a 350°F. oven until warm and slightly crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
130
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
)
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
23g
)
Protein
31g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
420%
420%
Vitamin C
90%
90%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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