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Cinnamon chicken and sweet potatoes

  • Author: Jenny
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 100 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course


Easy roasted chicken & sweet potatoes cooked with cinnamon, & extra virgin olive oil. It is a real winner! Don’t forget the crusty bread for the sauce.



  • 1 whole roasting chicken
  • 34 sweet large potatoes (Depending on the size. You need enough potatoes to fit snuggly around the chicken.)
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground coriander (optional)
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Pat the outside dry. Salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. 
  3. Rub the outside of the chicken with half of the olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.
  4. Cut the sweet potatoes in half and quartered. Place them around the chicken. You need enough sweet potatoes to fit snuggly together around your chicken.
  5. Pour the rest of the olive oil it all over the sweet potatoes. 
  6. Abundantly sprinkle cinnamon all over sweet potatoes and chicken. The whole pan should be covered with a layer of cinnamon. Sprinkle if you want about 1 tsp ground coriander all over the potatoes and chicken.
  7. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it in the oven. Roast covered for 45 min, than remove foil and roast for 45 min of until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
    Skin should be nice and crisp and sweet potatoes soft and buttery.


I don’t use too much salt for this recipe. Just a very light salt seasoning for the chicken. I don’t season the sweet potatoes apart from the cinnamon and the coriander. Feel free to tweak that part to your liking.


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