We often associate cinnamon with sweet foods, but it works in savory dishes as well, like this stewed chicken. Try this sweet and savory recipe:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound chicken breasts
- Salt (optional) and pepper
- 3 cups chopped vegetables of your choice. We like spinach, carrots and onions. Fresh or frozen will work.
- 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Fresh or dried parsley for garnish (optional)
- Rice or couscous for serving (Cooking times vary, so make sure you plan accordingly so it is ready when the chicken is done.)
- Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Sprinkle the chicken with salt (if desired) and pepper and add to the pan. Brown each side of the chicken.
- Add the vegetables to the pan and sauté until soft, 5-10 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric and cumin. Simmer until chicken is cooked through (to 165 degrees Fahrenheit) and vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes.
- Top with parsley (if desired) and serve with rice or couscous.
*Article and recipe from www.hopkinsmedicine.org