Monday, November 23, 2009

Cinnamon Chicken

Tonight's recipe comes from one of our very successful Paleo-Zone challenger's, Larisa!!!
She has done amazing on the challenge and just looks absolutely fantastic! When I see her in the gym her smile says it ALL! She's performing great, she looks great, and she's eating great! Congratulations Larisa and thanks for the wonderful recipe... it was delicious!!!

4-skinless, boneless chicken breasts (slightly pounded and cut in half) to yield 8 pieces
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 T olive oil
2 yellow onions, chopped
1/2 cup white wine
1 C water
1 C chicken stock (no added salt)
1 6-oz can tomato paste (no added salt)
1 T fresh oregano, chopped (... I didn't have oregano, so I substituted flat leaf Italian parsley)

Bring water and sea salt to a boil and set aside. Mix cinnamon, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mix over the chicken breasts.
Heat olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium hight heat. Brown chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side until it is well browned. I removed the chicken breast to a plate for the next step. Lower heat on skillet to medium and add the onions and minced garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes, until onions have softened. Add wine. When the wine has evaporated, add the water, chicken stock, tomato paste and oregano (or parsley). Return chicken to the pan. The liquid should cover about 3/4 of the chicken pieces. Cover and simmer over low heat for about an hour. Serves 8 (Yay leftovers!). Zone blocks: 2.5-3 F, 3 P, 1 C
I served this with 1 C steamed broccoli and a side salad!

*Zone-Paleo challenge is ending! We have just a few finishing up with their benchmark workouts! You have this week to complete those! There are some phenomenal results in the gym! I can not TELL you how amazing this has been to witness! Can you say, "PR"? ... all over the place! Congratulations to you ALL who took this on! YOU are all winners! I can not wait to post all the success stories! ... stay tuned. :-)

OH and keep sending in your favorite paleo recipes... I love it!!


SavvyFitChica said...

Hey Kelly, I wanted to let you know I've started a new recipe blog. Posted my first recipe today!

I linked your blog on my site since I get a lot of ideas from you. Just wanted to share!

Kelly Greco said...

Hi KelsaLynn! Your blog looks great!
Thank you so much for the reference!
Eating great and crossfit are great passions to share! I can't wait to check out your posts! :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Kelly,
I was introduced to your blog by a friend of mine. I love your recipes! We made the cinammon chicken two nights ago and I have to say that it was EXCELLENT! The flavor was so different and unique! I really enjoyed this dish!

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