Honey Roasted Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Paleo Honey roasted chicken

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So it's been a while since I've added a really amazing entre, so here it is. Crispy, honey flavored chicken on a bed of garlic and sweet potatoes. Yep. It's drool worthy.

I'm all about One Pot Dinners (or in this case, one baking dish dinner), because it means I get to be lazy but still make amazing meals. No running around the kitchen looking for utensils, knives, pans, etc... just throw some stuff in a baking dish, throw it in the oven, and forget about it*

*Don't actually forget about it.

This recipe is pretty easy on the wallet too, a pack of chicken thighs are quite cheap compared to most cuts of meat.

If you haven't noticed by now or you're a newcomer to the site, I like recipes that are simple and easy to follow, but have outstanding results. I actually can't stand when I'm watching a cooking show and they're telling me about all sorts of stuff I've never even heard of.

"Oh don't forget to add a little bit of humming bird eye-lash picked by virgins on a full moon"

Alright, so I'm exaggerating a bit. But still, let's keep things simple. Because that's what eating healthy is all about, going back to the simple, wholesome side of foods. On that note, don't be afraid to experiment and move outside your comfort zone, because that's how you learn to become a better cook.

Anyway let's get back on topic. Chicken.

Like I said, all you're going to have to buy is a pack of chicken quarters. Super budget friendly. Then seperate the thighs from the drumsticks, and place them on a greased 9x13" glass baking sheet. Then stuff in about 12 - 16 unpeeled garlic cloves in between the chicken pieces to maximize flavor. Finally, add in quartered sweet potato chunks all over the place.

Now at this point you can decide if you want to experiment with some vegis. Chunks of carrots and celery go great with this recipe. I'll leave that up to you.

Brush the chicken with melted organic butter and sprinkle with a little sea salt and pepper. And remember to use a baster every 15 minutes or so to keep everything moist and delicious. It also gives it that nice crispy skin at the end. In the final stage you'll brush a bit of honey on for some sweetness. 

On to the recipe!

Honey Garlic Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time

Cook Time

Total Time

15 Min

 1 Hr

  1 Hr 15 Min


Makes 5 Servings

  • 5 Chicken Quarters, divided into Drumsticks and Thighs
  • 16 Cloves of Garlic, unpeeled
  • 1/4 Grassfed butter or Ghee
  • 1 Large (or 2 Medium) sweet potatoes, cubed (1" thick pieces)
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Carrots, chopped into 1" pieces (Optional)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F

2. Place chicken pieces, sweet potatoes, garlic, and vegetables into a greased baking dish or roasting pan (minimum size 9x13")

3. Drizzle or brush melted butter onto the chicken, add sea salt and pepper. Place in the oven.

4. Every 15 minutes or so baste chicken and potatoes with pan drippings.

5. After 45 minutes, carefully remove dish from oven and drizzle with honey.

6. Return to oven for another 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and juices run clear. Insert a cooking thermometer into a thick part of the chicken, it should read a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F before serving.

7. Let cool for 5 - 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Facts  (Per Serving - Including Sweet Potatoes and Carrots)













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