Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Healthy Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Makes: 6 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

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

Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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

Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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