Cinnamon Lime Middle Eastern Chicken


Cinnamon Lime chicken


Here is a lively chicken recipe that will keep your taste buds happy. I am always looking for ways to spice up chicken, so my family does not get bored with it. Even though this one sounds like a strange flavor combination, I can tell you that the whole family loved it, even the picky ones. This recipe is favored with Middle Eastern spices. I promise it is not a dessert chicken.


Cinnamon Lime Middle Eastern Chicken
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A lively chicken recipe that has Middle Eastern flavors and spices.
Recipe type: Paleo, primal, low carb, grain free
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 8
  • Middle Eastern Chicken:
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs, skinned.
  • 2 cups chicken broth (home-made or organic GF).
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil.
  • 1 small onion, chopped.
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced.
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice.
  • 2 carrots, sliced.
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced.
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained.
  • ¼ cup raisins, golden are best * optional, omit for low carb.
  • Cinnamon Lime Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice.
  • 1 tsp coriander.
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon.
  • ½ tsp ginger.
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp pepper.
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg.
  1. In medium bowl, mix all cinnamon lime sauce ingredients together.
  2. Place chicken in a large baking dish and spread sauce over chicken.
  3. Cover dish and refrigerate for at least 25 minutes or more.
  4. In a large stock pot, add coconut oil and heat on medium high. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Turn chicken and Add onions and garlic. Stir as chicken browns for another 5 minutes.
  5. Pour chicken broth and lime juice over chicken and stir to loosen pan drippings.
  6. Add carrots and celery to pot and bring to a boil. Cover pot and lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Add artichokes and optional raisins and stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  8. Remove chicken and veggies with slotted spoon. Then spoon sauce in pot over the top of chicken and veggies.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
NUTRITIONAL DATA FOR RECIPE WITH RAISINS: Cal: 162.1, Fat: 6.5 g, Carbs: 11.3 g / Net Carbs: 8.7 g, Fiber: 2.6 g, Protein: 15.3 g, Sugars: 4.8 g

NUTRITIONAL DATA FOR RECIPE WITHOUT RAISINS (lower carb): Cal: 145.8, Fat: 6.5 g, Carbs: 7.4 g / Net Carb: 5.1 g, Fiber: 2.3 g, Protein: 15.2 g, Sugars:1.2 g

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