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Cinnamon Lime Middle Eastern Chicken

A lively chicken recipe that has Middle Eastern flavors and spices.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: grain free, low carb, paleo, primal
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 8
Author: Stacey

Ingredients

  • 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 ounce can artichoke hearts drained., 14
  • 1/4 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.

Instructions

  • In medium bowl, mix all cinnamon lime sauce ingredients together.
  • Place chicken in a large baking dish and spread sauce over chicken.
  • Cover dish and refrigerate for at least 25 minutes or more.
  • 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.
  • Pour chicken broth and lime juice over chicken and stir to loosen pan drippings.
  • Add carrots and celery to pot and bring to a boil. Cover pot and lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add artichokes and optional raisins and stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  • Remove chicken and veggies with slotted spoon. Then spoon sauce in pot over the top of chicken and veggies.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

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