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Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes


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  • 3 heads garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp snipped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 - 3 1/2 lb roasting chicken
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, 1" pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into wedges


Cooking time 60mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Separate the cloves of garlic (you should have about 30 cloves) and peel. Mince 4 of the cloves. Set aside remaining cloves.

In a small bowl, combine minced garlic with 1 tbsp of the olive oil, 1 tbsp of the rosemary, the ground black pepper and ¼ tsp of the salt. Rub minced garlic over chicken.

Place 6 of the garlic cloves into the cavity of the chicken. Tie legs to tail. k Twist wing tips under back. place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast uncovered for 1½ to 1¾ hours.

Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes, onion wedges, remaining garlic cloves, ½ tbsp of rosemary and ¼ tsp of the salt in a 13" x 9" baking pan. Drizzle vegetable mixture with remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, toss to coat. Place in oven on a separate rack and roast, uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove chicken from oven. Cover loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes.

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