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Sheet-Pan Southwest Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

sheet-pan southwest chicken with sweet potatoes Entree Southwestern
Sheet-Pan Southwest Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4

With this easy sheet-pan dinner, everything from the succulent chicken to the southwest-seasoned veggies goes into the oven at the same time and cooks at the same temperature. It's a hands-off meal that’s on the table in about 45 minutes, and so delicious that it’ll be your new go-to dinnertime solution.

Updated February 16, 2018
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

  • 1/4
    cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2
    teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2
    small narrow sweet potatoes, quartered lengthwise (about 3/4 lb)
  • 1
    medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
  • 1
    can (19 oz) Progresso™ chick peas, drained, rinsed
  • 1
    package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • 1
    package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Sliced green onions and chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the oil, the cumin, coriander, salt and red pepper. Add sweet potatoes, bell pepper and chick peas; toss to coat. Transfer to pan in single layer.
  • 3
    Do not clean bowl. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons oil and the taco seasoning mix in bowl; add chicken, and toss to coat. Add to pan with vegetables. Roast 24 to 29 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (at least 165°F in thickest part of thighs) and potatoes are fork-tender.
  • 4
    Top with green onions and cilantro.

  • For an extra layer of flavor, serve with Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa.
  • If your sweet potatoes are thick instead of narrow, cut each potato into 6 wedges instead of 4.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
9g
35%
Sugars
9g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
270%
270%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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