Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken w/Sweet Potatoes

Friday, January 8, 2010
I tried a new recipe that I found in Fitness Magazine. I am not usually a fan of Fitness Magazine and I am not really sure how a subscription started showing up at my mailbox monthly, but this last issue was chocked full of great looking recipes. This was easy to fix and very, very yummy and best of all used some of the bone-in chicken breasts that were in my freezer. Served with a simple spinach salad and whole wheat rolls. I'll make this again!

Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes (10 ounces each), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
4 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, plus additional to taste
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 pounds), rinsed and patted dry (I used bone-in chicken breasts but removed the skin)
Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, toss the sweet potatoes in the olive oil and scatter on the bottom of a roasting pan. Roast for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the chilies, garlic, honey, vinegar, salt, cumin, and cinnamon to make a paste. Rub the paste evenly over each breast. Place the chicken breasts on top of the sweet potatoes and roast until the chicken is just cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes. Serve garnished with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition facts per serving: 407 calories, 38g protein, 45g carbohydrate, 8g fat (1.3g saturated), 6g fiber

Posting to Michael's Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. Thanks for hosting Michael!


  1. Southerncook said...:

    This recipe looks very good and one I must try soon. Thanks for posting this.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  1. Anything with sweet potatoes is on my hit list. Thanks for sharing, Mrs. P.!! :-)


  1. Kathleen said...:

    It looks good..Is it spicy? I am so delicate, LOL..Read Irish, where the only spices used growing up were salt and pepper..does butter count?
    Have a wonderful weekend, Gail..stay warm!

  1. Lori E said...:

    I think this is a spicy one Kathleen. That adobo sauce is a hot one.
    This is right up our alley. The honey is a great touch. It would really go well with the spice.

  1. The Muse said...:

    As poultry farmers, I applaud your selection...LOL

    And I must add, love the addition of Spice~and the note of whole wheat rolls ...
    GOOD Stuff :)

  1. Jeanette said...:

    I love anything that has sweet potatoes! And roasting also gets my vote. I lost my ability to taste about 3 years ago and it is all about memory and texture to me now. This is a double thumbs up.

  1. Don't you love it when you just happen upon a great new recipe? this one does look very good. Like many of your posters, we love sweet potatoes. By the way we spent Christmas in Grand Island! :)

  1. Mary said...:

    What a lovely and nutritioous meal. I love that it is so easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Have a great day.

  1. farmlady said...:

    Oh my gosh that looks good. I will have to try this recipe.
    I love your blog header photo. I would love any of these old farm houses. What a shame they just sit empty...

  1. Joyce said...:

    I like easy and sweet potato. Now the adobe may be a bit spicy so I will cut back on it a tiny bit and can add more later. Not sure where those magazine come from?

  1. Hi Gail, Everything you make looks so good! I want to come over to your house for dinner! :-)

  1. Well that looks really good. I can almost smell it from here. I don't know how I'll find time to make all the wonderful recipes I'm finding!


  1. ButterYum said...:

    Oh my - this recipe screams out to me. I LOVE chipotle anything! Thank you for posting the recipe!!


  1. When I read the recipe, I knew this would be a keeper. Chipotle is perfect!

  1. Atticmag said...:

    Late to this party but so impressed with this recipe which is just the perfect antidote to the cold here! We're freezing and spice feels just right. Thanks for stopping by. Jane F

  1. I did a search on this recipe and found your blog. My daughter in law had given me this recipe and I lost it. Love the inspiration on your posts!

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