Friday, March 18, 2011

Spiced Chipotle Honey Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Today's recipe is courtesy of an amazing blogger, Joanne of Eats Well With Others. Joanne is in medical school, is a runner and still maintains one of the best blogs on the blogsphere. Her blog has amazing recipes and some of the funniest and best stories out there. If you haven't been to her blog, run on over there!!! You won't be sorry!!

If you're looking for a new chicken recipe, give this one a try. The flavors are delicious. I am not a huge fan or spicy dishes but I loved this one. The flavor of the sweet potatoes goes so well with the spice of the chile's. If you find it a little too spicy, you can cut back a little on the chile's or even scrape them off your piece before eating!

Spiced Chipotle Honey Chicken Breasts with Sweet Potatoes
Serves 4,
Courtesy of Eats Well With Others, adapted from Melissa Clark's
In The Kitchen with a Good Appetite

20 oz butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
20 oz sweet potato, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tbsp olive oil
4 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry
chopped cilantro or basil for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Toss the sweet potatoes and butternut squash with 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray and then spread the sweet potatoes and squash over it. Roast for 15 minutes.

2. While the sweet potatoes and squash are cooking, in a small bowl, mix together the remaining tbsp of olive oil, chiles, garlic, honey, cider vinegar, salt, cumin, and cinnamon, until they form a paste. Rub the paste all over the chicken. Carefully place the chicken on top of the sweet potatoes and butternut squash. Put back in the oven and continue to roast until the chicken is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Serve garnished with cilantro or basil.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. This looks amazing, Julie, I love the sweet and hot! Definitely adding this to the try list!

    Love Joanne's blog!

  2. Great combination Julie; I'm sure it must taste as wonderful as it looks.

  3. I know what we're having for dinner tomorrow... yummy!!!
    cheers, dana

  4. This is one, I want to make. I like the idea of sweet and spicy.

  5. How wonderful it would be to sit down to a meal like this. Thanks for your visit to my place.

  6. Yum!! I so love the taste of chipotle! Can't wait to try this out!!

  7. This is a wonderful combination. Your chicken sounds delicious and the sweet potatoes are a perfect foil to the heat of the chicken. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  8. Mmmm, that sounds like a delicious combination. Spicy and sweet. I'm all for it. Now you've made me want to check out Joanne's blog. I'll have to head over.

  9. Oh I am SO glad you liked this! It's definitely one of my favorite dishes that I've made this year.

    And thanks so much for the sweet are too kind!

  10. wow this does look super yummy!! wish I could have some NOW!


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