Baked Orange Rosemary Chicken with Sweet Potatos // Paleo and Whole30

Ok, so….I may or may not have forgotten to write the recipe down after I made this, but it really was so easy that I’m fairly certain this is it haha. :}

The Huz introduced me to bone in chicken.  I mean, I’d had it before, but I think I thought it was harder or not as good-what was I thinking??  When you cook things with the bone in, they are so much moister and more delicious!!  I personally don’t eat the skin, but I was told it pretty darn tasty too!  AND…because it’s so moist and delicious all on it’s own, you really don’t have to do much to it-WIN!Blog Paleo Baked Orange Rosemary Chicken-1Ingredients

  • 4 bone in chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 Tsp garlic
  • 6 clementines or mandarin oranges
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 sweet potatoes (there is some debate on whether sweet potatoes are “paleo”, but since some websites say they are, I’m going with them 🙂 )
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste.


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Peel and cube the sweet potatoes.  ( I asked the Huz to get them, and he came back with the “white” ones.  I always get confused on what the orange ones are (yams), and I do believe it’s different depending on what part of the country you live in… Anywho, the ones in the picture look like regular potatoes, but they are sweet 😉 )
  • Dice the onion
  • Melt the coconut oil
  • Peel 3 of the oranges, and squeeze the juice from them into the melted oil
  • Add garlic to the above liquid
  • Toss the potatoes and onions in the above liquid.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a 9×13 baking pan and spread potatoes and onions around them, letting them get coated with the oil/garlic/orange juice liquid.
  • Grind a little salt and pepper over the entire dish-I don’t use much.
  • Peel the last 3 oranges and place pieces as well as the rosemary sprigs around the dish.
  • Bake uncovered for an hour, or until potatoes and chicken are fully cooked (time will vary depending on the size of the breasts you get).



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