Chipotle Honey Chicken With Sweet Potatoes

Sweet, smokey, fragrant and mouth watering.  That's the best way I can describe this recipe I've adapted (an asterisk * will denote my adaptations from the original recipe) from Melissa Clark's "In The Kitchen With A Good Appetite" (page 147).  Oh, easy too. I forgot to mention easy... and quick. I can only imagine how good this will be on the outdoor grill this summer when fussing over a meal is  frowned upon.  I can't wait!!!

Chipotle Honey Chicken with Sweet Potato Recipe


4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 large onions*, chopped into large chunks roughly the same size as the sweet potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons smoked paprika* (divided)
2 teaspoons smoked cumin* (divided)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon* (divided)
2 teaspoons ground coriander* (divided)
4 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
chopped cilantro for garnish

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
-In a medium bowl, toss the sweet potatoes, onions, olive oil, half the smoked paprika, half the smoked cumin, half the cinnamon and half the ground coriander, salt and pepper.
-Spread the potato mixture on the bottom of a baking sheet* and roast in the oven for 30 minutes*.
-In a large zip lock bag*, add the chicken breast, chipotle chilies, honey, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper, the remaining smoked paprika, cumin, cinnamon and coriander.
-Close the bag tightly and massage the chicken to evenly distribute all the ingredients over the meat.  -Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes while the sweet potatoes and onions roast in the oven.
-Carefully place the marinated chicken breast on top of the sweet potatoes and onions and continue to roast until the chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes longer.
-Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve.

You're going to love this. Not too spicy, not too sweet. Just right!!!

Chipotle Honey Chicken with Sweet Potato Recipe

I hope you've enjoyed this recipe.  I know we sure did.  The smell in the house alone as it cooked was well worth the price of admission :)  I think we'll surly drive the neighbors crazy this summer as it roasts outside on the grill.  You've gotta' love that!

Until we eat again,

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