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Copycat SweetGreen Hot Honey Chicken Bowl Recipe

Are you a fan of SweetGreen's Hot Honey Chicken Bowl? With this copycat recipe, you can recreate this delicious meal right at home. Perfectly blackened chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, a refreshing cabbage-carrot slaw, and a spicy-sweet hot honey dressing come together to make a flavorful and satisfying bowl.


For the Blackened Chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken breast or thighs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ heaping teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 tbsp mayo

For the Sweet Potatoes:

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon nutritional yeast

For the Hot Honey Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons honey or sugar-free syrup (ChocZero makes a sugar-free honey)

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the Cabbage-Carrot Slaw:

  • 4 cups cabbage, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar-free syrup (ChocZero makes a sugar-free honey)

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Juice of a lime


1. Marinate the Chicken:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mayo and all the spices. Whisk to combine.

  • Add the chicken and use tongs to coat evenly.

  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight for the most flavor.

2. Roast the Sweet Potatoes:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  • Wash and cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch rounds, then quarter each round.

  • In a mixing bowl, toss with olive oil, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, and nutritional yeast.

  • Spread on a sheet pan and roast for 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway through.

3. Make the Slaw:

  • Combine thinly sliced cabbage, shredded carrots, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey or syrup, apple cider vinegar, salt, dried parsley, black pepper, and lime juice in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

4. Cook the Chicken:

  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Ensure grill grates or grill pan are well-lubricated.

  • Grill chicken until blackened on one side (about 6-8 minutes), then flip and cook for another 6-8 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

  • Let rest for a few minutes, then cut into 1-inch pieces.

5. Make the Hot Honey Dressing:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey or syrup, apple cider vinegar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Whisk vigorously to combine.

6. Assemble the Bowl:

  • In each bowl, add chicken pieces, roasted sweet potatoes, and about a half cup of slaw.

  • Drizzle with the hot honey dressing.

  • Top with crispy shallots if desired.

Enjoy your homemade SweetGreen Hot Honey Chicken Bowl! This recipe is perfect for meal prep or a delightful dinner that will impress your family and friends.

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