Cinnamon Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Cinnamon Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Cinnamon Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by chefgloria1030

Makes 4 servings



From: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/cinnamon-chicken/ There are flavors associated to each season and this has a strong influence on how I cook things and what ingredients I use at different times of the year. Cinnamon is one of my favorite fall flavors and as the colder months are approaching, this cinnamon chicken dish gets quite popular in my household. It goes especially well with other popular fall ingredients like squashes. When I cook with cinnamon in dishes other than desserts, I like to also incorporate garlic. The two ingredients exert completely different kinds of flavor that compliment each other very well. It gives a pungent and sweet taste that?s quite difficult to describe; thus, you must try out this dish to get what I mean. Like many of the Paleo recipes found on this website, the following recipe is really easy to prepare and only requires a few basic ingredients. The liquid obtained at the end of the cooking process is delicious when used as a simple sauce. Other than that, all you?d need to add to this dish for a complete meal would be a simple side or salad. Good examples would be a roasted bell pepper side, a raspberry and spinach salad or a sweet potato mash. For this recipe, I recommend that you buy a whole chicken and cut it yourself into its height pieces. It?s the cheaper option and you can use the chicken carcass to make a delicious chicken stock afterwards. Try to go to a respectable local butcher to get a good quality, well fed and free-range chicken.

Recipe Ingredients for Cinnamon Chicken

3 lb chicken, cut into 8 pieces (breasts, drumsticks, thighs and wings)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2/3 tsp cinnamon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp paprika
1 onion, sliced
1 cup water or chicken stock

Recipe Directions for Cinnamon Chicken

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, garlic and cinnamon. Rub the chicken pieces with this mixture and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes at room temperature.

  3. Place the chicken pieces in a large roasting pan, sprinkle the meat all over with the paprika and add the onion slices to the pan.

  4. Cook for 35 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 F.

  5. Stir in a cup of water to the roasting pan and continue cooking for another 50 minutes.

  6. Serve and use the juices from the pan as a sauce.

  7. Serve this dish with a simple side of roasted root vegetables or a salad for a very satisfying Paleo meal.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 429.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
529
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
262mg
87%
Sodium
452mg
19%
Potassium
694mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
3.7g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
99.1g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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