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This is not another sweet dish with sweet potatoes. Nope! We are spicing up this Chicken and Sweet Potato dish with just a touch of smoked paprika and cumin. This powerful flavor combination gives just the right touch of smokiness to the dish.
But let's talk about the sweet potatoes for a second. I love the way the sweet, creaminess of the sweet potatoes complements the juicy, velvety feel of the chicken thighs. Do not attempt this dish with chicken breasts. They'll get dry and overcooked. Chicken thighs are the way to go to roast up just right.
I haven't even mentioned the red onion. Why red? Well, the reasons to use red onions in this dish instead of white or yellow are several:
The secret ingredient in this dish is the apple cider vinegar. Even with only 1 tablespoon in the entire recipe, the flavor of the apple cider vinegar explodes with yumminess. You can substitute white vinegar if you don't have ACV. Try it yourself and let me know which you prefer. I go with the distinct character of apple cider vinegar for this dish.
This dish can be prepared ahead of time. Just combine all ingredients into a gallon size freezer bag. Store in your freezer until the night before you'd like to serve the dish. Then let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Roast as directed. This is one chicken and sweet potato dish that you will want to make again!
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