Back of Rainy Day Roast Chicken With Sweet Potatoes and Onions This weekend was nothing but rain and the perfect time for comfort food. Browsing through Tyler Florence's Dinner at My Place, I found myself drooling over a whole roasted chicken recipe. Since the weather was bad, I didn't want to leave the house, thus I improvised his recipe with items I already had on hand. Rather than Meyer lemons and fingerling potatoes, I substituted regular lemons and sweet potatoes. I also had a couple of onions, a shallot, fresh thyme, and rosemary lying around, so I threw those into the mix. With my adjustments and additions, I was thrilled with the final result: a succulent, flavorful chicken and scrumptiously caramelized sweet potatoes and onions. Prep for this delicious dinner is quick, but cooking an entire chicken does take time, be sure to get started early. To brighten your day with this comforting classic, . Roast Chicken With Sweet Potato and Onions Adapted from Tyler Florence Dinner at My Place IngredientsRoast Chicken 1 5-7 pound organic chicken 1 lemon, quartered 5-7 garlic cloves, cleaned 4 to 5 fresh bay leaves 8 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 sprigs of rosemary 2 sprigs of sage 1 shallot, cleaned Extra Olive Oil Kosher salt and ground pepper Sweet Potatoes 2 pounds sweet potatoes, 2 inch chunks 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 fresh rosemary spring, leaves only 1 to 2 lemons, cut in quarters 2 onions, quartered Directions Preheat oven to 350. Rinse chicken with cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Season cavity with kosher salt and pepper. Stuff cavity with lemon, garlic, bay leaves, shallot, rosemary, and thyme. Rub outside with oil and season with salt pepper. Wash sweet potatoes and cut into 2-inch chunks. Toss potatoes and onions with oil. Toss with rosemary, thyme, and lemon wedges in a roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken on top of the sweet potatoes. Roast for 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes or until the juices run clear. (180 Fahrenheit) Serves 4-6. Information Category Poultry, Main Dishes View 8 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0Reactions Comments Food 8 years Hi ksmithcolo, I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. :drool: My sincerest apologies, I have updated the recipe with the temp! Hopefully you cooked your chicken at 350! :fingerscrossed: ksmithcolo 8 years I made this last week and it was awesome. But , the recipe neglects to tell you what temperature to cook it at. aimeeb 8 years I must make this. :drool: Smacks83 8 years I've been wanting to try my hand at roasting a whole chicken. You make it sound easy, thanks! GlowingMoon 8 years Looks good!