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This Sheet Pan Curry Butter Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Tahini is a flavorful way to easily enjoy a simple dinner at home. Harissa and yellow curry seasoned chicken roasted with sweet potatoes, shallots, garlic, chickpeas, lemon, and butter. Finish the meal off with crumbled feta cheese and tangy, salty, olives. Then you must do warm naan on the side! So simple and delicious.

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The way I work and the way I develop recipes is just chaos. This recipe is the perfect example. Sometimes I’ll start a recipe and I just get bored. It’s not flavorful enough or too similar to something I’ve already made. There are so many reasons I don’t follow through with every recipe I set out to make.

But it’s the recipes that I sit and stare at, then frantically develop because I’m always in a time crunch, that are my favorites.

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I did just that with this sheet pan dinner. It was chaos, it involved a trip to the store, and made me stressed. But, I’m happy to say, I’m so excited to share this very easy, but oh-so flavorful recipe with you all. I just know it’s going to be one of my new go-to’s.

The beauty of a sheet pan dinner is that typically, they’re pretty darn easy to throw together. It’s why we love them so much! But what’s special about this specific sheet pan dinner? Well, cooking everything together on one pan actually allows for more flavor to penetrate everything from the chicken to the potatoes, and all the yummy crispy chickpeas.

And really, this sheet pan dinner is simple. The main ingredient is Moroccan Harissa sauce. I usually buy mine at Whole Foods, but most major grocery stores carry the jarred red sauce.

It’s made of peppers and middle eastern spices. We love it.

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Here are the details

Add the chicken to a large sheet pan, I usually use a mix of similar size breasts and thighs. Rub them with olive oil and then the harissa sauce, yellow curry powder, honey, salt, and pepper.

To the same sheet pan, add the sweet potatoes, chickpeas, shallots, garlic, and a few pats of butter, plus the juice from a lemon.

Throw the pan in the oven to roast. One and done, EASY.

Sheet Pan Curry Butter Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com

While the chicken and potatoes cook, I like to mix olives with a handful of fresh herbs and lemon juice. It’s a tangy fresh topping that really enhances a sheet pan dinner.

If you want to add even more flavor, chop up the roasted garlic and lemon from the sheet pan and mix them in with the olives. I usually do this and it’s very yummy, so I highly recommend!

And that’s pretty much it. When the chicken comes out of the oven, I add the feta and olives. I like to let the feta sit on the pan and really soak up the flavors of the sauces.

Sheet Pan Curry Butter Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com

With the potatoes already baked on the pan, I don’t find anything else is needed, which is so nice! Very simple dinners really are the best. Especially when they’re wholesome and full of color.

Oh wait, there is one more thing. You can also add a nice drizzle of tahini, I do really LOVE that.

Sheet Pan Curry Butter Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com

It’s not always easy to please the whole crew, but this meal did just that. Which should say something about the deliciousness of this recipe!

Hope you all enjoy!

Sheet Pan Curry Butter Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other weeknight dinner recipes? Here are some favorites:

Skillet Chicken Adobo with Coconut Rice

Creamy Thai Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Folded Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

30 Minute Spicy Indian Butter Chicken

Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken and Broccoli

Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa.

Lastly, if you make this Sheet Pan Curry Butter Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Tahini, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Curry Butter Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Tahini

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 540 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
    2. On a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss the chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil, harissa, curry powder, honey, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Add the sweet potatoes, chickpeas, shallots, and garlic. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange everything in an even layer, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Add the butter and juiced lemons.
    3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are tender.
    4. Meanwhile, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, olives, mixed herbs, and pepperoncini.
    5. Remove the charred lemon and garlic cloves from the baking sheet. Finely chop 1/2 the lemon, discarding any seeds. Chop the garlic. Add both to the olives. Season with salt and pepper.
    6. Break the feta over the chicken, then add the olive mix. Drizzle with tahini and sesame seeds. ENJOY.

Notes

Lemon Tahini: in a bowl, combine 1/2 cup tahini, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, and 2-4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add 1/4-1/2 cup water to thin. Season with sea salt. 
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this dish last week and both my husband (who is a chef) and I loved it. Our local grocery stores don’t carry Harissa sauce so I had to make it homemade – which added to the prep time but oh my goodness! I will be making this again without a doubt. All the flavors mixed so great and I don’t usually like green olives but they were awesome in this dish!

    1. Hey Traci,
      Perfect!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for trying it out! xx

  2. 5 stars
    My husband loved this! And I make some wonderful dishes, I must say. So he’s conditioned to great food so it’s meaningful when he raves. It actually was just as good or better the next day. So if you’re on the fence, just make it!
    Tieghan your site is a favorite but I know I’m only one of a couple million to tell you that! You got me through the pandemic and a liver transplant! No joke.

    1. Hey Marti,
      Thanks so much for your kind message and giving so many recipes a try:) I love to hear that your family has been enjoying the dishes! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Holy moly! Just when I think “she’s done it again, THIS is my favorite HBH recipe, she can’t possibly top this”, you come through with something brilliant like this one! SO delicious, and so easy!! Felt fresh and interesting and complex without being overwhelming. Adding to my faves collection immediately.

    1. Oh, and as a note — we skipped the lemon tahini because we didn’t have any tahini and it never makes the dish for me (just a flavor profile I don’t love), and this was still absolutely stellar!

    2. Hey Meghan,
      Perfect!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for trying it out! Lol thanks for your kind message:) xx

  4. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and we loved it! Such wonderful flavors, and the harissa was the bomb! My hubby is friends with Fouad, and he texted him to tell him how amazing this recipe is! Love your recipes!

    1. Hey Kimmie,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xT

  5. 5 stars
    Wow – this was amazing! So much flavor in one dish. This one will be in heavy rotation at my house from now on! I loved the feta and lemon touches, and yeah, the lemon wasn’t hard to navigate. 😉

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! I made this for my roommates, and everyone loved it. Really easy to prepare and heavy on the flavor. Not sure what the lemon drama is about. It’s not that hard to figure out how to utilize a lemon. Critical thinking is fundamental, folks. Thanks, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Steve,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  7. 1 star
    In the written description before the recipe, it says to add juice from a lemon into the sheet pan (I wasn’t sure if I should add the juice too since the recipe said “juiced lemons”, so I looked at this intro text and added the juice based on that). But THEN later in the recipe it says to use the juice elsewhere. So super frustrating that I went through the effort and then messed up the recipe due to confusing wording. Could you make it clear that you add the lemons, then save the juice for later, so others don’t make this same mistake?

    1. Hey Jamie,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback. Sorry to hear you had some issues. To be quite honest, adding the lemon juice to the sheet pan wouldn’t ruin the recipe at all, I do this with a lot of my sheet pan recipes:) Again, sorry for any frustration! xx

    1. Hey Cris,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  8. 5 stars
    This dish was absolutely fabulous. It took me back to a dish I used to have as a kid at a local restaurant growing up. I added some more sprinklings curry powder, but otherwise I can’t wait to incorporate this into my rotation of easy go tos!

    1. Hey Brian,
      Awesome!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  9. 5 stars
    Fabulous! It smelled wonderful while cooking and even better when we sat down to enjoy it. So many flavors in one incredible dish. Thank you!

    1. Hey Pamela,
      Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  10. 5 stars
    Hands down favorite recipe! It was so delicious and the whole family loved it (even my toddler!!)
    I never succeed at recipes first try but this one was so easy to follow and easy to make! I took other peoples advice and didn’t skip out on the olive mixture or lemon tahini topping and I definitely agree!! Such great flavors but not too overwhelming! Will definitely be making this often!

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

    1. Hey Amy,
      Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  11. 5 stars
    I think this is one of my favorites ever! Such a flavor explosion – and who would think that Harissa and curry go together?? Mind blowing hahaha – Don’t skip the olive/herb/pepperoncini salad or the tahini sauce. They make it! Also I’ve started using my Convection Roast feature and it’s a game changer for sheet pan meals. It acts like a big air fryer. You cook at 25 degrees lower and it cooks much faster. This was done in 20 minutes! Bravo Tieghan!

    1. Hey Rebecca,
      Happy Thursday! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and thanks so much for making it! xT

    2. Thats a great tip about the oven setting! I made this last night and it did take a long time, but the flavors were AMAZING!!! So good.