Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Dates


This roast rooster with candy potatoes and dates–a tackle the traditional rooster Marbella–is good for the Jewish excessive holidays but ecumenical sufficient for Sunday suppers in all places. It’s a mitzvah!

A sheet pan filled with roast chicken pieces, sweet potato chunks, dates, and a parsley garnish.

This sweetly savory one-pan rooster dinner is certainly worthy of a celebration. It’s simple to make, feeds a crowd, and the mixture of roast rooster, candy potatoes, and dates is actually irresistible. It’s loosely primarily based on that traditional, Chicken Marbella from The Silver Palate Cookbook. Trust us once we say your company will likely be asking and even perhaps pleading for the recipe.Angie Zoobkoff

Roast Chicken FAQs

Can I exploit all breast meat for this recipe?

You can, however we’d warning you to make use of bone-in breasts. Boneless breasts might cook dinner quicker than your candy potatoes, leaving you with unappetizing, dried-up meat in your most important course. You’ll want roughly 8 kilos of bone-in breasts for this recipe.

What is one of the best ways to pit a date?

It’s easier than it sounds, however simply use a knife to fastidiously slice the date lengthwise. You ought to gently hit the pit however not reduce by means of the entire date. Pry the edges open with your thumbs whereas pushing the again of the date with your index fingers. This will push the pit out to some extent the place you’ll be able to seize it to take away it fully. Need a faster possibility? Just purchase pitted dates.

How small ought to I reduce my candy potatoes?

The recipe requires bite-size items. That’s fairly small – but it surely’s an essential word. Sweet potatoes are dense and onerous, and take a considerable quantity of baking time to interrupt down and get to that sweetly tender perfection. The smaller you chop your items, the extra possible you’ll have completed potatoes alongside with your rooster. If you’re searching for a selected “bite-size” measurement – reduce your candy potatoes into about 1-inch cubes.

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Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Dates

A sheet pan filled with roast chicken pieces, sweet potato chunks, dates, and a parsley garnish.

This roast rooster with candy potatoes and dates is worthy of a Rosh Hashanah celebration, however is simply as welcome at your subsequent informal gathering or Sunday supper.

Julia Turshen

Prep 30 minutes

Cook 1 hr

Total 1 hr 30 minutes

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly floor black pepper
  • Two (3- to 4-pound) chickens every reduce into 10 items (2 wings, 2 legs, 2 thighs, and 2 breasts reduce in half throughout the bone), spine discarded (or saved for one more use, like inventory), at room temperature
  • 3 massive candy potatoes unpeeled, scrubbed and reduce into bite-size items
  • 12 massive dried dates ideally Medjool, halved and pitted
  • A small handful of chopped recent tender herbs resembling cilantro, parsley, dill, or chives
  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

  • In a roasting pan massive sufficient to carry all of the rooster items in a single layer, whisk the vinegar, olive oil, water, garlic, salt, and pepper collectively. Add the rooster items, candy potatoes, and dates.

  • Use your palms to combine every thing collectively and get the combination on all the rooster, candy potatoes, and dates. Move every thing round so the candy potatoes and dates are in a single layer on the backside of the pan and the rooster is in a single layer on high, pores and skin aspect up.

  • Roast till the candy potatoes are tender and the rooster items are agency to the contact and their uncovered pores and skin is properly browned, about 1 hour. Let the rooster relaxation at room temperature for at the least quarter-hour earlier than serving.

  • Serve the rooster straight from the roasting pan, together with a spoon so you’ll be able to spoon some pan juices excessive, or switch the rooster, candy potatoes, and dates to a platter and pour the cooking juices excessive. Sprinkle with the herbs and serve heat.

Serving: 1portionCalories: 440kcal (22%)Carbohydrates: 35g (12%)Protein: 23g (46%)Fat: 23g (35%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mg (27%)Sodium: 1020mg (44%)Potassium: 729mg (21%)Fiber: 5g (21%)Sugar: 12g (13%)Vitamin A: 18245IU (365%)Vitamin C: 6mg (7%)Calcium: 63mg (6%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

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Originally printed September 8, 2018

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