Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs are the only way to eat sweet potatoes. Featuring the most amazing Chook chicken salt (yea, you read that right), these potatoes are sweet, tangy, herbaceous, and full of umami flavor. Not to mention it’s SUPER easy to throw together!

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

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I have been on a bit of a potato kick lately, both sweet and russet. 

Once I get all the potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s like a massive reminder of a food that I love and don’t make enough. 

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

This especially applies to sweet potatoes. 

We really only highlight them for Thanksgiving, but they are a root vegetable that we can enjoy all winter long to warm up with.

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

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Not to mention those sweetened potatoes go with practically any main dish you could think of…

You may think you have the perfect recipe for sweet potatoes, but trust me, you don’t. 

THIS is the only recipe you need from now until forever…

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

The sweetness of the potatoes is complimented by the rich butter, tangy garlic, and fresh burst of herbaceous flavor. Then, the main attraction comes in… in the form of Chook Chicken Salt from Savory Spice Shop.

Savory Spice Shop is who I always turn to for my spices. Especially now that I have turned to an organized spice rack and I can simply refill my favorite spices. If you don’t have a shop in your hometown, not to worry! You can always buy online and they’ll ship straight to your door. Their creative spice mixes, quality of the spices, and sheer volume of variety is something every cook should have in their lives. 

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

So I am sure you are all DYING to know “what the heck is chicken salt??” Allow me to explain…

This chicken salt is made from powdered chicken chicharrones (YUM) so you get this roasted savory flavor that is to DIE for. There’s umami notes from chanterelle mushrooms, tomato powder, and hints of sweet curry that take this seasoning salt to a whole new level of awesome. 

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

It tastes amazing on so many different things from waffle batter to vegetables, seasoned potato chips or popcorn to sauces and spreads. 

You are basically going to lose your mind when you try it. It holds an even more special place in my heart because it’s made by the men who are opening Chook Charcoal Chicken here in Denver! I am so excited for it to open because, well I mean come on, if their seasoning is this good I can only imagine how incredible their food will be. 

Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

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Savory Spice Shop is such an amazing source for spices and can truly elevate your dishes to a whole new level, with everything from Chook Chicken Salt to spices as simple as garlic powder. Today Savory Spice Shop and I are pairing up to give you a bottle of Chook Chicken Salt AND their What’s Your Beef? Seasoning Set so you can be truly set for all of the holiday cooking you plan on doing, and well into the new year.

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Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Yield: Serves 4

Chook Chicken Salt paired with smashed sweet potatoes, fresh herbs, and butter is the BEST, most flavorful and EASY way to make sweet potatoes. EVER.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed well
  • Olive oil spray (or cooking spray)
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Savory Spice Shop Chook Chicken Salt


  1. Preheat oven with broil set to high heat.
  2. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil spray, or cooking spray.
  3. Remove the ends of the sweet potatoes. Cut each sweet potato into 4 rounds that are about 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick.
  4. Place sweet potato rounds on the baking sheet, cooking for 20 to 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. The potatoes should be fork tender at this point.
  5. Once cooled slightly, enough to handle, lightly flatten or smash the potatoes with the back of a fork.
  6. In a small boil, stir together butter, rosemary and thyme. Drizzle the mixture over the smashed sweet potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle potatoes evenly with Savory Spice Shop Chook Chicken Salt.
  8. Return pan to oven and back until the tops are golden and crispy, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

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25 Responses to “Chook Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Fresh Herbs”

  1. jessica — November 29, 2018 at 9:01 am (#)

    wow – this looks so tasty!

  2. Chrissie Baker — November 29, 2018 at 12:52 pm (#)

    This is so creative. I have never tried something like this before. I think even my very picky oldest son might even like this dish! I can hope at least

  3. Nick — November 29, 2018 at 2:06 pm (#)

    Those potatoes look so delicious!

  4. Cathy P — November 29, 2018 at 9:16 pm (#)

    Very unusual sounding. I can imagine it would be great on lots of different vegetables!

  5. Laura Sharp — November 29, 2018 at 9:35 pm (#)

    This looks wonderful! I would love to try it with my quesadillas!

  6. Lindsey Turner — November 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm (#)

    I would love to try it on roasted vegetables! I’m also intrigued by the waffle batter suggestion!

  7. Rust — November 30, 2018 at 7:50 am (#)

    That chicken salt is super interesting! I’d love to try it one meats and roasted veggies.

  8. Melissa — November 30, 2018 at 8:03 am (#)

    The what’s your beef set sounds like a great seasoning kit but I am most intrigued by the chicken salt. I have never heard of it before but I clicked over to the site and it sounds like it would be amazing on plain broiled boneless, skinless breasts. We have them at least once a week and I have run out of seasoning ideas, I will definitely have to try the chicken salt.

  9. Christina Lengyel — November 30, 2018 at 9:27 am (#)

    I’d use it on roasted chicken, potatoes, homemade chips, as an enhancer for soups or sauces, you name it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  10. Denise — November 30, 2018 at 10:26 am (#)

    I guess I am going to try these potatoes with the chicken salt. I looooove sweet potatoes!

  11. Michelle — November 30, 2018 at 11:52 am (#)

    I love sweet potatoes. But I am so curious about this Chook. I’m going to check it out. 

  12. Jamielyn — November 30, 2018 at 1:43 pm (#)

    I love this idea!! So flavorful and perfect for fall and winter!

  13. Annamarie — November 30, 2018 at 5:07 pm (#)

    I think this would be really good added to my mashed cauliflower with a spoonful of sour cream on top.

  14. Annette — December 1, 2018 at 2:33 am (#)

    I roast a lot of veggies, especially this time of year, so I would try it with those.

  15. Karen D — December 1, 2018 at 12:09 pm (#)

    I would use it for oven roasted vegetables

  16. Jen — December 1, 2018 at 7:21 pm (#)

    I think it would be great sprinkled on crispy homemade hashbrowns.

  17. Anna — December 1, 2018 at 8:06 pm (#)

    I cannot wait to try these potatoes! I need to find Chook!

  18. Destiny — December 2, 2018 at 1:15 am (#)

    I would use it to try this recipe it looks so yummm!

  19. Johannah Brookwell — December 2, 2018 at 10:13 am (#)

    I would use it on/with my parmesan baked chicken – the combo of flavors I think would be exciting.

  20. Candace Galan — December 2, 2018 at 6:19 pm (#)

    I would use this as a french fry seasoning sounds so good!

  21. Kim Leonard — December 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm (#)

    These potatoes look amazing, I would love to experiment with it in soups.

  22. Sandra | A Dash of Sanity — December 3, 2018 at 3:13 am (#)

    I would love to give it a try! Looks really tasty!

  23. William Yager — December 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm (#)

    Either on baked potatoes or fries. That sounds like it’d be great!

  24. Lisa Babs — December 4, 2018 at 7:10 am (#)

    I’d bet that chook chicken salt would taste awesome on grilled chicken.

  25. rana durham — December 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm (#)


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