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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

30 Minute Spicy Indian Butter Chicken

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

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. Hi Dana,
      Happy Wednesday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xx

    1. Hi Vicki,
      Happy Wednesday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go!! ☘️Tieghan

  1. 5 stars
    The Avocado Goddess Sauce really makes this meal! I can definitely see using that sauce again and again! My family enjoyed this dish very much.

    By the way, I added a “G” after my name because I was reading reviews by other Renees — and even I was getting a bit confused as to which items I tried versus other Renees. 🙂

    Thanks again for a wonderful weeknight meal recipe!

    1. Hey Renee,
      Happy Wednesday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go!! ☘️Tieghan

    1. Hey Natalie,
      Happy Sunday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for trying it out!! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I marinated the chicken in the olive oil and herb mixture for 8 hours and it was really tender and flavorful. The goddess dressing was thick, but very good and everyone really enjoyed the different sauces and flavors. Served with Mediterranean coleslaw with feta, olives, red peppers and pepperoncini in an olive oil lemon dressing. Wonderful!

    1. Hi there,
      Happy Sunday!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks so much for trying it out!! xTieghan

  3. 3 stars
    The flavors were good but the potatoes did not get crispy at all. They steamed. The chicken released so much juice it made the potatoes mushy. Probably should use two baking sheets for this to work, and use a good processor not a blender. The sauce was too think for our blender

        1. Hi Maria,
          So sorry to hear this! Next time, try baking your potatoes on a separate pan, that should help! xx

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe was a huge hit with all family members! I decided to roast the potatoes separately from the chicken (2 sheet pans), based on some comments I read of soft potatoes. Everything was crispy and delicious – I will definitely be making this again! Thank you!

    1. Hi Jen,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xx

  5. 5 stars
    LOVED this one so much! I always say that, but it’s true. I can never get my sweet potatoes crispy though….but they still tasted amazing. My husband liked all the flavors of everything together. A very colorful dinner tonight.

    1. Hi Kelly,
      Wonderful!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for giving it a go:) xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I’d recommend using two different baking sheets if you can (for sweet potatoes and chicken). My chicken was so juicy it made the sweet potatoes a little soggy. Other than that- positively delicious!

    1. Hey Maggie,
      Wonderful!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for giving it a go:) xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Another recipe of yours going on rotation! Love the Green Goddess sauce! Every part was excellent. Thank you for creating so many delicious recipes that allow me to push myself and deliver a healthy and tasty meal to my hubby and daughter.

  8. 5 stars
    Made it for the first time and it was fantastic. Was the most flavorful, hearty, healthy, home cooked meal! The green goddess sauce was just okay but when I made it the second time around and I didn’t add the basil (out of stock in the fridge) it was PERFECT. Love more of the cilantro, jalapeño, lime flavors in the sauce.

    1. Hi Jessica,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try! Was there anything you adjusted? You can always turn the broiler on for a few minutes to get the golden crisp:) xTieghan

  9. Made as directed and delicious – would love if you had ideas for using up leftover Goddess Dressing. Only polite suggestion would be to consider a name change; “lemon chicken” brings a very different meal to mind (light, bland chicken with herbs and lemon slices); I think something as simple as “spiced sheet pan chicken with sweet potatoes” would be a truer representation of this amazing recipe.

    1. Hey Holly,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! Have the best weekend! xxT