Honey Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Skillet

This easy and simple honey roasted chicken and sweet potatoes skillet is everything you want in a hearty, comforting Fall meal. This tasty one pan meal will be ready in about 30 minutes and you will love the flavors! 

This easy and simple honey roasted chicken and sweet potatoes skillet is everything you want in a hearty, comforting Fall meal. This tasty one pan meal will be ready in about 30 minutes and you will love the flavors!  | lecremedelacrumb.com

 If you took Autumn, coated it in honey butter and put in a skillet – this would be IT. This is one of the tastiest meals I’ve ever made and now I’m craving every single day.

Even the kids like this dish! That’s a winner when you’ve got picky little toddlers.

But nobody can resist that sweet and savory honey butter and tender sweet potatoes!

This easy and simple honey roasted chicken and sweet potatoes skillet is everything you want in a hearty, comforting Fall meal. This tasty one pan meal will be ready in about 30 minutes and you will love the flavors!  | lecremedelacrumb.com

The best part is that this is a one-pan meal and it’s ready in about 30 minutes. In my book that’s a recipe for a perfect weeknight dinner.

To make it, you start by seasoning the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried herbs. Melt some butter in a skillet and stir in honey to make the honey butter sauce.

Brown the chicken in that crazy delicious honey butter and then scoot the chicken off to the sides to make room in the center of the skillet.

Add a little more honey and butter to the middle of the skillet and then toss in your sweet potatoes along with some pecans and dried cranberries.

Move the skillet to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.

This easy and simple honey roasted chicken and sweet potatoes skillet is everything you want in a hearty, comforting Fall meal. This tasty one pan meal will be ready in about 30 minutes and you will love the flavors!  | lecremedelacrumb.com

That’s it! Top it off with some cracked black pepper and fresh thyme and serve. Your family will beg you to make this dish over and over again!

The great news? You won’t mind one bit because it’s such a cinch to whip up.

 

What people are saying about this Honey Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Skillet

“Delicious. Fixed this for dinner tonight and didn’t change a thing. Will definitely serve this again!” – Anne

I made this last night for dinner and everyone loved it! One of my kids asked for it to be made again. It will be added to our rotation since most ingredients were on hand.” – Betty Jo

“My husband And daughter made this tonight with steamed green beans and it was unbelievably good.” – Karen

“Just made this tonight with thighs. It was delicious! I was worried the sweet potatoes would not be soft after only 10-15 min in the oven, but they were! Definitely doing this one again.” – Elsa

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Honey Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Skillet

This easy and simple honey roasted chicken and sweet potatoes skillet is everything you want in a hearty, comforting Fall meal. This tasty one pan meal will be ready in about 30 minutes and you will love the flavors! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 5 tablespoons butter divided
  • 4 tablespoons honey divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian blend seasoning divided, (may sub about 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano + 1/4 teaspoon each dried thyme, dried basil, dried parsley)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and diced into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • fresh thyme for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste, plus garlic powder and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. 

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat melt 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in 2 tablespoons honey. Add chicken to pan and brown on each side for 3-4 minutes. Scoot chicken to the sides of the skillet.

  3. Add remaining butter and honey to the center of the skillet. Once butter is melted, add sweet potatoes and stir to coat in the honey-butter mixture. Sprinkle with remaining Italian seasoning, then add pecans and cranberries and stir to combine. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes. 

  4. Transfer pan to preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Garnish with fresh thyme and cracked black pepper and serve. 

Recipe Notes

Chicken thighs can be boneless skinless, or bone-in with skin-on, completely your choice. 

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Do you have the nutrition information on this?

Nobody can resist this!

hey girl- this looks so good!

Great quick recipe. Needs just a little more seasoning though. Very tasty.

    Angela, help me understand – does this recipe need more seasoning or is it very tasty? The two seem like they can both describe the same dish…

This sounds delicious, but my husband won’t eat chicken with bones. Will this be as god with bonless chicken breasts?

Not a big lover of thighs, so I am wondering how good boneless breasts might be instead. Thank you.

    Boneless breasts work as well! My husband prefers them so I’ve tried with both! 🙂

    Chicken breasts work great!

    Chicken breasts totally work – my husband doesn’t like thighs either so I use the breasts for him!

Looks fantastic

Delicious. Fixed this for dinner tonight and didnt change a thing. Will definitely serve this again!

Can’t wait to try this recipe out

Hi! Would you use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe?
thanks!

    Hi Kat – I use salted butter for the recipe. Thanks!

I made this last night for Dinner and pretty much everyone loved it! One kid asked for it to be made again. To save on cost, we had to omit the pecans, but it was still delicious; will be added to our rotation since most ingredients were on hand.

This was wonderful… we made it last night. Do you have the nutrition information on this… in particular the calories?

    Hi Mary Pat – I’m so glad you liked it! My Fitness Pal has a great tool that calculates calories for any recipe on the internet – you can go there and find calorie information for any recipe on my site! Thanks!

Just made this tonight with thighs. It was delicious! I was worried the sweet potatoes would not be soft after only 10-15 min in the oven, but they were! Definitely doing this one again.

This was WAYYYY too sweet. I’d say 1 tBL honey would have been plenty. I ended up throwing it out.

I don’t have a skillet that can go in the oven, think I could transfer to a pan and then put in the oven?

    Yes, for sure!

made this toNight & it was very tasTy.

    Glad it was enjoyed!

My chicken started to burn toward the end of browning. i had to remove it from the pan, clean the pan and start over with fresh butter/honey. Using gas cooktop but thinking i need a lower flame.
in the end, tasted great.

Do you know if this dish freezes well? And what would the reheating instructions be?

    Hi Christine- I personally have not frozen this dish before! Sorry.

My husband And daughter made this tonight With steamed green beans and it was unbelievably good.

    Karen- I am SO happy to hear that your family loved this dish! Green beans is one of my absolute favorites vegetables for a side!

It is all right me and my all family play THis game.

Is there anything to substitute for the cranberries? My son ATE the ones I had for the recipe.

    You could try using dried cranberries or maybe even blueberries? Or maybe just skip it if you don’t have access to any of those substitutions? Hope you love it! 🙂

Thanks for this good SERVICE here

What are the nutritional values on this meal? Need Calories, fat, sugar, etc

    Hi Amber- I recommend using My Fitness Pal. They have an awesome online tool where you can input any recipe URL into and it will generate those nutritional values for you!

I always enjoy finding quick dinners foR two using My caSt iron Creuset. Very clever Using honey, the Boneless chicken breasts browned beautifully for 20-25 min in the oven. I Cut the amount of honey by half.

    Thanks for your feedback, Linda! Happy to hear that it was enjoyed! 🙂

New family favorite!
I have picky kids and they loved it. I added Rosemary(instead of thyme), shallots and red pepper. So good!

    Yes!! Way to go pleasing the entire family- sometimes that’s quite the task! 😉 Thanks for sharing your feedback, Danni!