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Chicken with cinnamon and thyme

Herb-Friendly Recipe: Baked Cinnamon-Thyme Chicken

This entrée packs plenty of flavor — and health benefits

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Cinnamon gives this chicken dish a sweet, nutty flavor. Combined with thyme, it makes for a healthy, herb-friendly entrée filled with:

  • Antioxidants to protect healthy cells from damage (cinnamon, thyme)
  • Iron to provide us with energy (chicken, parsley, thyme)
  • Infection fighters to keep us healthy (cinnamon has antiseptic properties; cinnamon and thyme have antibacterial properties)
  • Inflammation fighters to quiet the inflammation associated with conditions such as arthritis, asthma and heart disease (cinnamon)
  • Blood-sugar busters to lower glucose, important if you have diabetes
  • Vitamin C to fight off colds by boosting the immune system (parsley and thyme)

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce or Bragg® Liquid Aminos (protein concentrate)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup white wine
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped

Preparation

  1. Rub chicken with garlic.
  2. Brush chicken with Bragg Liquid Amino or reduced-sodium soy sauce and olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and thyme. Bake in 375-degree oven 15 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture of white wine, honey and parsley over chicken. Bake another 15 to 20 minutes. Juices should run clear when done.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Makes 8 servings
Calories: 317
Protein: 36 g
Total fat: 16.5 g
Saturated fat: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 102 mg
Total carbohydrate: 1.4 g

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