This quick serve meal is easy to make, roast and serve. The chicken thighs smothered with barbecue sauce make for a hearty meal when served with halved Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes dusted with chili powder.
If you are not a brussels sprouts fan like my hubby, substitute it for broccoli. Same with the sweet potatoes. If your family prefers french fry type of potatoes then swap them out as well. I love roasted veggies in the oven, it’s easy and so healthy.
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 7 to 9 wedges each
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon chili powder to taste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound (about 3.5 cups) Brussels sprouts, halved and quartered depending on size
1/4 cup barbecue sauce * IF DESIRED
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chicken thighs skin-side up on one side of the baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart. Roast until they turn opaque on the outside, 15 minutes.
2. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the sweet potato wedges in the center. Drizzle the potatoes with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil (try oil oil with infused with lemon) and sprinkle with chili powder and some salt. Use tongs to toss the potatoes so each piece is evenly coated. In the remaining open area of the pan, toss the Brussels sprouts with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you like truffle... try truffle salt instead. Arrange the Brussels sprouts cut-side down on the pan and brush each chicken thigh with barbecue sauce on all sides.
3. Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast until the chicken is completely cooked through and reads an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, and the Brussels sprouts and sweet potato wedges are tender and charred in spots, 25 to 30 minutes more. Toss the vegetables with the accumulated juices on the tray before serving.