Quick Supper: Sweet Potatoes and Wings

Baked Sweet potatoes and Wings

There are days when I get intense cravings for “Outside food”, anything outside my regular diet combination. My first instinct is usually Pizza, then Chinese then burgers. These days I have developed a little phobia for outside food; I have been doing lots of research on restaurant and menu development, the more I know the less happy I am about eating out. Anyways, I wanted something different a few nights ago and I came up with this combination. Please let me know if you try it.


  • 2 large sweet potatoes ( washed and cut into wedges)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt, thyme and chilli powder – to taste


Toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, salt,thyme and chilli. set aside.

Chicken Wings


  • 12 pieces chicken wings
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • I tablespoon oil
  • 1 teasp00n chili flakes (or minced fresh chili)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • preheat oven to 400f
  • Combine chicken wings with salt, pepper and oil
  • In a different bowl, combine chili flakes, honey and lime juice. Set aside
  • Arrange chicken and potatoes on a foil covered oven tray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove tray from oven.
  • Gather chicken wings and toss with honey mixture, coat generously. Also, flip potato wedges
  • Return chicken pieces back to the tray (add on any left over sauce from the bowl) .Set the tray back in the oven, bake for another 5 minutes.

Serve warm!!

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By |October 2nd, 2012|37 Comments


  1. tricia October 22, 2015 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Hi I stumbled on your website by happen chance and OMG you have turned me into a chef … for someone that abhors cooking

  2. Tonia September 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    If yes, how many teaspoon ?

  3. Tonia September 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Can someone use the liquid lime juice?

  4. Dayo B March 1, 2014 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Hi! I’ve tried a few recipes here and it’s been awesome! Thank you. For this sweet potato recipe, I don’t have the reddish/purple sweet potato but the kinda cream brownish ones sold in Naija. Do I prepare them with or without the skins? Is the taste the same?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 1, 2014 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Yes, you can use the regular sweet potatoes sold in Nigeria. make sure you scrub the skin thoroughly to remove dirt.

  5. Nafisa July 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Good Job

  6. sandra July 1, 2013 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Nice one. Just came accross ure site today. Loving it!

  7. rose June 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I am so trying this out, i am going through a phase of eating new things….desperate to train my taste buds to eat anything healthy…love this…expect my report by canada day lol

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      I cant wait for your report Nurse Mary….

  8. Anonymous May 16, 2013 at 12:52 am - Reply

    What is the white and green thing on the food in the first pictire above?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie May 21, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

      Sesame seeds and green onion ( for decorative purposes only)

  9. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie November 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Excited for the verdict!

  10. oj November 6, 2012 at 5:52 am - Reply

    i mean addictated. am off to try this dish and the meat pie recipe. expect feedbaack when am done. ciao

  11. Oj November 6, 2012 at 5:46 am - Reply

    its a blessing to finally find a site as informative and fresh as this for 9ja food. am sddictated to ur site already. hugs and kisses.

  12. pinkberry October 20, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    You Guy are really doing a good work here. keep it up.

  13. Adura O October 12, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    This reminds me of my lunch, I was so tired after a busy morning so I baked sweet potatoes and boiled and baked some chicken 🙂

    • e__victor
      e__victor October 13, 2012 at 12:03 am - Reply

      I do things like this all the time. No time for 30 minutes cooking. I’m just lazy.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 13, 2012 at 7:50 am - Reply

      Yum!! you boil your chicken prior to baking? how come?

    • teebaby October 31, 2012 at 7:40 am - Reply

      do we have to boil the wings?

      • Foodie October 31, 2012 at 7:44 am - Reply

        No you dont, 35mins is enough cooking time for the chicken to cook through.

  14. aloted October 11, 2012 at 5:58 am - Reply

    i am so trying this out…maybe with normal potatoes sha not really a fan of sweet potatoes


    • aloted October 11, 2012 at 5:59 am - Reply

      ah no place to delete earlier comment? i mean trying not tiring…lol

  15. UZODIMMA, J.N ( MRS) October 8, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Your blog is simply delicious.Keep it up.

  16. Myne Whitman October 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I was wondering if the wings will be cooked at the same time as the potatoes but thinking about it, I think it would.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 5, 2012 at 10:00 am - Reply

      yes it will, chicken wings are smaller and don’t require long cooking time.

      • lorlah October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm - Reply

        I was wondering the same thing too

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