- 4 chicken legs, cut into thighs and drumsticks (about 2 lbs)
- 1/2 cup Phlippens Jerk Sauce, Original, Smoked Hot or Sweet Heat sauce or other jerk seasoning sauce or paste
- 2 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed
- 1 onion, cut into thin wedges
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 3/4 tsp dried
- 1/4 tsp EACH salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pierce chicken pieces all over with a fork. Toss with Phlippens Jerk Sauce (or any other Phlippens sauce you may be using) and place on prepared sheet pan. Roast for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut sweet potatoes into fries, 1-inch wide and place in a large bowl. Add onion, thyme, salt and pepper and toss well to coat. Add to baking sheet and toss well to coat. Add to sheet pan and roast for another 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and sweet potatoes are tender.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
SHEET PAN 101
- Dimensions: A standard sheet pan usually measures 13 x 18-inches (33 x 46 cm). However you can also buy smaller ones, called quarter sheet pans. These are ideal for countertop toaster ovens, making desserts, or roasting a smaller quantity of vegetables.
- Cookie Sheet vs Sheet Pans: The difference between a cookie sheet (pastry sheet) and a sheet pan is the absence of raised sides on a cookie sheet. Some cookie sheets do have one raised side, which helps to easily slide food off the sheet. We only use the sheet pan with raised sides as they hold in the cooking juices and are more durable and less likely to warp over time.
- Pale vs Dark Sheet Pans: Some sheet pans are dark while others are very pale. A dark sheet will absorb more of the oven's radient heat, which can add more browning and caramelization. A pale sheet reflects heat and encourages more even cooking. If you have a dark sheet pan, you can reduce the cooking time by a few minutes.
Choosing The Right Lining
Aluminum Foil - Aluminum foil is perfect for cooking at very high temperatures especially when broiling. It is also practical when using spices that could stain your sheet pan.
Silicone Mat - The beauty of a silicone mat is that it is reusable over and over again. It is not recommended for use under the broiler or at room temperature above 425 F which could cause it to deteriorate.
Parchment Paper - Parchment paper is ideal to help keep pans clean, but you should avoid using it under the broiler as it may burn. Avoid using waxed paper which tends to burn and stick to foods. It's best to use an unlined, non-stick sheet pan when making a recipe with sauce since the sauce could seep under the paper.