Roast Honey-Chipotle Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Black Beans… for One

A few weeks ago I didn’t feel like cooking dinner so I unearthed a bag of Alexia chipotle roast sweet potatoes and a veggie corn dog from the depths of the freezer and called it a night. (I know.)

It was good, but considering both elements of the meal were already prepared it was awfully fussy. The potatoes required me to stand over the stove for longer than I would have liked to and by the time they were done, my corn dog was cold. It also made me feel lazy – especially considering this meal of sweet potatoes, black beans, and roast chicken with a honey-chipotle glaze requires less energy, tastes fresher, and is cheaper to make. You don’t even have to stand over the stove while it cooks.


Roast Honey-Chipotle Chicken with Sweet Potatoes & Black Beans

Serves 1, with leftovers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This recipe follows the same basic formula as my easy herb-roast chicken with vegetables but is updated with spicy, smokey, and sweet Southwestern flavors. The potatoes and beans make the dish pretty filling, so I find that it’s enough for one dinner and one lunch. Add another potato and some more chicken if you want to serve two people!

Save the extra chipotles in adobo for another use – they’ll keep in the refrigerator for a few days and can also be frozen. I’m planning to use mine to make chili later this week.


  • 1 Sweet Potato, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup Corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon cold Butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon Adobo (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 boneless, skinless Chicken Breast


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes, black beans, corn and jalapeno in a 9×11 baking dish. Scatter the butter over the top.
  3. Whisk together the adobo and honey. Spread the sauce over both sides of the chicken breast. Toss any remaining sauce with the vegetables, then place the chicken on top.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft and the chicken is cooked through. Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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  1. The combination of honey with chipotle really is amazing…sounds perfect with the other components of this meal!

  2. Fantastic roast with some amazing flavors in there. Chipotle make everything taste fantastic.

  3. I love a dish that practically cooks itself!!

  4. Beautiful! I love sweet potatoes and black beans together. Before I was married, I always had a terrible time of coming up with meals for one. Thanks for the great ideas!

  5. Love the combination of flavors Lauren. Looks like an excellent meal.

  6. Came over via Tastespotting… I adore sweet potatoes & black beans together, and the addition of chicken ensures that my husband will love this dish as well =).

  7. Jay saw this open on my computer and wants to try it! I think I’ll try this for dinner tomorrow (but making it for two).

    gotta remember to thaw one of my chili in adobo ice cubes….

  8. The chicken looks like perfection! Lately, I have been in a rut with my seasoning. I always go straight to the asian seasonings and this looks easier and more delicious.

  9. I will definitely be making this by just putting that delicious sauce over the sweet potatoes and black beans! Those flavors sound perfect.

  10. I often cook for one, but decided to make this recipe for a couple of friends since I had a gian sweet potato, black beans and jalepenos on hand (a rare situation in Bosnia). It was awesome! I thought I would have leftovers, but…


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