I have been experimenting with some new ingredients recently as I have access to a lot of different markets around my neighborhood. You can make the following with regular yams, but I found some purple yams and gave them a try.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and lets get going!
This is pretty simple and has very little prep.
I peeled the yams, this is the first time I have seen these purple yams and thought they were so cute.
Chop them up. Chop your onion as well, mine were already diced up in the fridge.
Toss the yam and onions with the oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Get it into a greased casserole dish or pan.
Pat dry your chicken and season it with salt and pepper.
Put the chicken amongst the veggies and drizzle the maple syrup over it. Pop it in the oven for about an hour.
Use a thermometer to be sure the chicken is done and you are ready to eat!
The star for me were definitely the cute purple yams. I adore sweet and savory foods together so this was perfect for me, and since I eat alone I don't have to please anyone else!