Cinnamon Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 134.9
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.0 mg
  • Sodium: 169.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 12.1 g

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This grew from a Saudi Arabian dish into an Italian style dish and is now a family favorite This grew from a Saudi Arabian dish into an Italian style dish and is now a family favorite
Number of Servings: 6



    Chicken Thigh, 6 (or any combo of thighs, breasts, legs, whatever you like, about 1 pound to 1.5 pounds)
    Basil, 2 tbsp
    Garlic, 2 tsp (you can use granulated garlic)
    Cinnamon, ground, 1 tbsp
    *Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes, 1.5 cup (or a can of crushed tomatoes, or sauce if you prefer to avoid 'chunks')
    *Barilla Plus Angel Hair, 4 oz (or enough for each person to get 1 cup cooked pasta)
    Poultry seasoning, 1 tbsp (I use Tony Chachere's Cajun spice but the ingredients selection did not include that)


Spray baking dish with Pam, then place chicken pieces in a single layer, sprinkle Tony's, cinnamon, garlic and basil over chicken evenly, turn and repeat on the other side. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, depending on oven and sizes of chicken pieces. Remove from oven, turn chicken pieces, and then add tomatoes over the chicken and return to oven for an additional 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and tender. Meanwhile, boil pasta until al dente and drain.

Steamed Broccoli with a sprinkle of lemon juice is an excellent side dish. Green beans seasoned with a touch of garlic is also very good with this dish.

Serves 6, one piece of chicken and 1 cup pasta with some of the sauce spooned over the top.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GAMMI2003.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I am rating this okay. I liked it, but noone else in my family did. The cinnamon was too much. - 2/20/08

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    My boyfriend was a lil scared of eatting chicken with cinnamon but we both loved it! Even the kids loved it! - 1/29/08

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    OMG, I absolutely LOVED this! I definitely will be making it again. It's a little bit mediterranean, little bit Indian...overall awesome! I served mine over a spicy sesame linguine...delicious. - 12/16/07

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    This was absolutely wonderful! I used crushed tomatoes and the spices with it made an awesome sauce! Will deffinetly make it again. - 11/28/07

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    This was delicious and everyone in my family really enjoyed it. It was super healthy and easy to make. I recommend it! - 9/9/07