Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweets n’ Beets

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweets n Beets

Have you ever had the Sweets & Beets chips by Terra? Please tell me you have. They’re one of my guilty pleasures! I know, I know, my guilty pleasure is vegetable chips? Puh-lease. But don’t be fooled – they might be “veggie” chips, but they aren’t necessarily kind to your waistline. Especially when you consume an entire bag on the way home from the grocery store…..

Anyway, I LOVE the sweet potato/beet combo and have been cranking it out hard this summer on the grill. It’s such an easy combo to prepare, and the kids really like both vegetables! Now that the cooler weather is coming, I’ve been experimenting with more dishes that I can do in the oven, and sheet pan dinners are always an easy win.

A recent discovery of mine is the power of chicken thighs. I always steered clear of them, since they’re not nearly as nice to slice up as a chicken breast, and the bones seemed like such a hassle! On a whim one day during a massive Costco shopping trip, I purchased a large tray of the bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. At first I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but after throwing a few in the oven to roast, I was converted. I’ve always been a dark meat fan, and chicken thighs are nothing short of juicy – plus if you’re roasting them in the oven, the skin gets so nice and crispy. Total win! OH, and they’re much cheaper than chicken breasts.

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweets n Beets
September is here, and for a lot of us that means our weeks are going to get really, really busy. You definitely need a few quick n’ easy dinners up your sleeve! One-pot wonders like this cheesy Mexican quinoa skillet are lifesavers, and so is this sheet pan chicken dinner!

You’ll want to use a half-sheet pan, since it’s large enough to accommodate all of the veggies and chicken thighs. If you don’t own a half-sheet pan, you can just use a large rimmed baking sheet. A good tip that I’ve learned along the way is to heat your sheet pan up in the oven while it preheats. When you add the chicken thighs to this pre-heated pan, it creates a nice sizzle, ensuring you end up with that perfect, crispy skin!

The seasonings on this dish are pretty simple; I love to use paprika and garlic with my roasted sweet potatoes. It’s delicious!

A little bit of chopping, some seasonings, and you’ve got yourself an easy, tasty dinner ready in 30-40 minutes. Enjoy!

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweets n Beets

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweets n' Beets

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Yield 4 servings

A one-pan wonder, these crispy chicken thighs with sweets and beets are ready in no time at all, and will make the whole family happy!

Ingredients

  • 6 (2 lbs) skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 small beets, diced into 1/2" chunks
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced into 1" chunks

Instructions

  1. Place a half-sheet (18x13) pan into the oven and begin preheating the oven to 400 F.Β 
  2. Prepare the chicken by rubbing 1 tbsp. of the olive oil into the skin. Once the oven has preheated, remove the sheet pan and place the chicken thighs, skin side down onto the baking sheet. Roast the chicken for 10 minutes.Β 
  3. While the chicken is roasting, combine together the paprika, garlic salt and sea salt. Toss the diced beets and sweet potatoes together with the remaining olive oil.Β 
  4. Remove the chicken from the oven, and using a spatula, flip them over so the skin is up. Scatter the sweets and beets throughout the pan evenly. Rub half of the combined seasonings into the skin of each chicken thigh. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the sweets and beets. Place the pan back into the oven for 15 minutes more. Remove the pan again and give the veggies a little stir around with a spatula. If there are a lot of juices in the pan, drain some of it off before placing the pan back into the oven for 10-15 more minutes, or until both the sweets and beets are fork-tender and the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately!

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.

 

 

A one-pan wonder, these crispy chicken thighs with sweets and beets are ready in no time at all, and will make the whole family happy!
 

36 Comments

  1. I’ve had those chips and they’re delicious! I’d love this even more than the chips — it was so smart turning your love for that chip combination into dinner!

  2. Gotta love Costco! Just there myself last week! Really enjoy chicken thighs, even more so than chicken breasts and who doesn’t love easy sheet pan dinners?? I always remove the skin from chicken (I know, right??), but would totally make this any day of the week and I’m confident hubby would devour too. Super cute name too πŸ˜‰

  3. Love beets, every way ! This is great ! Thank you Katherine !

  4. mmmmmm making tonight!

  5. Beets and sweet potatoes are two of my favorite veggies! I can’t get enough. You should see my fruit bowl right now –it’s overflowing with sweet potatoes because I’ve been getting extra-sweet and flavorful ones at the store. I’ll have to try this one soon. It’s hard to go wrong with a sheet pan meal!

  6. I love how easy sheet pan dinners are! I just recently discovered this amazing dinner secret and it’s my go-to in busy weeknights! Yours looks amazing with the beets too! I have not tried those chips before, but I will be on the lookout for sure πŸ™‚ XOXO

  7. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    I’m not that passionate about chips, and I think I had my last package like over than a year ago. At least. And although I haven’t tried this brand, I love the combo of sweet potato and beets. I even made a hash a few years back (need to repeat to update photos), and this was delicious. Love how did you combine these vegies with chicken – really good!

  8. I love those chips Katherine! And this sheet pan meal sounds delish! I love chicken thigh meals. Always so juicy! I’ve got to try your recipe!

  9. Loving this for an easy dinner. Any chicken is my favourite but baked chicken with it’s crispy skin like this is just so good. I also have never roasted beets and I’m looking forward to giving them a try now.

  10. This is exactly the kind of flavor packed, comforting food I’m craving right now! I love those Terra chips btw…the Tarro Root chips are my favorite. I’ll have to look for a bag of Sweets and Beets too. Have a great weekend, Lovely!

  11. I could devour a bag of beets and sweets chips and I could also inhale this sheet pan dinner!! So yummy!

  12. I need to go buy a bunch of beets now! Looks delicious

  13. crumbtopbaking

    That’s such a great tip to heat the sheet pan while the oven is pre-heating! This chicken looks super crispy, and roasted beets and sweet potatoes are so good, especially this time of year! Bring on the cozy, comfort meals!

  14. This looks like a wonderful sheet pan recipe, I love the sweets and beets combo! Thighs are my favorite! I love the price and the flavor πŸ˜‰ . Take care.

  15. You are dang right about the “veggie chips”. We often tend to over overindulge, since is is veggie after all, but failing to realize all the extra calories. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this recipe – beets and sweet potato are two of my all time favorite vegs and roasting them makes them so much more sweeter. Sheet pan meal with this is the best!!!

  16. OH I am in love with this recipe and drooling over the delicious pictures. The combo of sweet potatoes and beets with the chicken sound absolutely yum. Such an easy and delicious dinner. This one is definitely on the dinner menu this week. Thank you for the yummy recipe Katherine, have a great week!

  17. Veggies chips are so good, but you are right about how easy it is to get carried away with them! Been there πŸ™‚
    I use boneless skinless chicken thighs all the time, but not so much the bone-in, skin-on ones. I’ve got to start using them more. These look amazing, and I’m all over the crispy skin!!

  18. honestly i love vegetables cooked with chicken- i almost don’t even need the chicken (;

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