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Easy, yet so delicious, Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce. Middle eastern inspired seasoned chicken roasted together with sweet potatoes and served bowl style with creamy avocado goddess sauce. This easy sheet pan dinner comes together in just about an hour. It’s colorful and delicious…and that avocado goddess sauce – well it really steals the show!

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Happy Monday! Such a cheesy way to start the post, but it is a happy Monday, so whatever, I’m rolling with it. This is the perfect Monday recipe. It might seem complicated and long, but it’s actually relatively simple to throw together. It’s so delish, made with real food ingredients, and lots of color, which we really love.

As usual, the inspiration for this dish was really drawn from my oldest brother, Creighton. He loves any kind of Middle Eastern dish, especially if you can make it a little spicy. Serve it with fresh naan and the whole family will be on board, especially my mom.

So that’s exactly what I did. I drew inspiration from chicken shawarma, a Middle Eastern chicken. It’s usually seasoned with paprika, garlic, and lemon, plus a few other spices. Shawarma seasoning is a little different, so I just made up my own combination, and geez, it turned out so delicious.

But what I really have to say about this dish – it’s the goddess sauce that really steals the show. It’s seriously one of the best.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Details

Judging from the ingredients, this recipe kind of looks like a lot. But it’s really not bad, a lot of the ingredients are just dry spices. I start with the chicken to give the seasonings time to really marinate. The spice mix is key, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, chili flakes, and sea salt. It’s not too spicy by any means. But if you’re sensitive to heat, simply reduce the chili flakes, or even omit them.

Let the chicken just hang out while you prep and pre-cook the sweet potatoes. I cut the potatoes into thicker matchsticks, kind of like fries. Then toss with seasoned salt (I do a homemade blend) and pepper.

Bake the potatoes for a few minutes to get them cooking. Then slide them to one side of the pan and add the chicken plus lemon wedges to the other side. Then just throw everything back into the oven to finish cooking.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

The goddess sauce

To me, this is the most special part of the recipe. We LOVE this sauce. I’ve used it on salmon,  lamb meatballs, as a spread on sandwiches, and even as a dip with some naan on the side. It really is delicious.

I simply blend avocados, jalapeños, fresh herbs, and lemon juice into a blender and purée until smooth, then season with sea salt.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Finish the bowls up

To complete each bowl, I loaded them with goddess sauce and hummus. Then I put the chicken and potatoes on top with some cucumber, fresh herbs, basil, and dill.

And then, since we just love our sauces over here, I also added some garlic tahini, which is also delicious. Never enough sauce as we always say around here. But honestly, it’s not needed with the goddess sauce. So do what you think you’ll love most! For anyone wanting the tahini, I included it in the notes.

My family really enjoyed this sheet pan chicken, the brothers, my mom, and dad all approved. It’s not always easy to please them all, so that should say something about the deliciousness of this recipe!

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | 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

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Lastly, if you make this Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce, 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 Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 447 kcal

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Ingredients

Avocado Goddess Sauce

  • 2 avocados, halved
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1-2 jalapeños, halved, and seeded, if desired
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. 
    2. In a bowl, toss together the chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the garlic, paprika, cumin, chili powder, chili flakes, and a pinch of salt.
    3. On a large baking sheet, toss together the sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, seasoned salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bake 15 minutes. Push the potatoes to one side of the pan, arrange the chicken on the other side. Add the lemons. Bake another 15-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are crispy.
    4. Meanwhile, make the goddess sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt.
    5. To serve, spread the goddess sauce into bowls. If using, spread in some hummus/tahini. Top with chicken, potatoes, cucumbers, and herbs. Serve with naan. Enjoy!

Notes

Garlic Tahini: in a bowl, combine 1/2 cup tahini, 1-2 cloves of grated garlic, 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
    We were out of naan and used tortillas. Honestly you don’t even need them. That avocado goddess sauce is 😘 perfect! I did season the chicken and let it marinated a few minutes in a plastic bag before cooking. My sweet potato fries didn’t come out as crispy as I would like. Is there a secret to that?
    Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Hey Kim,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! The key to crispy fries is to mark sure not to overcrowd your pan:) xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Tried this last night! And it was so so so good! Turned out amazing & even the hubby loved it! We polished off the baking tray HA!

  3. 5 stars
    Recipe was a success. Made for my GF on date night and was a huge success! I prepped before and was super easy to execute while we were talking / wine.

    30 min and you end up with a professional quality dish! I was just jealous chicken didnt look as good as yours (think had too much marinade in pan).

    Others saying soggy Fries; defiantly two small pans and also trick I learned roasting zucchini; Is put Fries on a cookie cooling rack on top of sheet pan. This keeps air flow all around what ever cooking and gets crisper.

    If Goddess sauce too thick (mine was as avocados were a little under ripe; throw in a little whole milk / mayo to make more velvety (not too much as can dilute flavor). Just add little at a time and re-blend till desired consistency/flavor.

    1. Hey Robert,
      Wonderful!! Thank you so much for trying this recipe out, I am so glad to hear that it was a winner! Thanks for sharing what worked well for you! xxT

  4. 5 stars
    Another great tasting, fresh recipe! Husband and I devoured this. I did end up using two sheet pans (must have had big sweet potatoes), but it was still an easy recipe to put together!

    1. Hey Danielle,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xx

  5. 5 stars
    This was SO delicious. New weekday STAPLE! I really can’t get over how tasty the chicken came out; how scrumptious the goddess sauce was…I’m someone who knows how to cook but you blow my mind time and time again with your recipes! And they’re so accessible. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Nina,
      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks so much for your kind message:) 💕Tieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I’ve made it twice now for guests and everyone was so impressed with how fancy it looks and how delicious it was! The best part was it’s really simple to put together!!

    1. Hi Katie,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Loved this, flavors were awesome. To save time, I used frozen sweet potato fries instead — great time saver, and delicious!

    1. Hi Liza,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it!! Have the best week:) xTieghan