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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cinnamon Chicken with Dried Fruit Sauce

Here is a lovely recipe for chicken that will for sure impress your friends and family.

Cinnamon Chicken with Dried Fruits

Recipe By : Chef Shobhan
Serving Size : 4
Preparation Time 45 minutes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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8 chicken legs
2 teaspoons cinnamon -- ground
1 teaspoon ginger -- ground
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 medium onion -- chopped
8 apricots -- dried
8 prunes -- dried
1/2 cup veggie stock
2 tablespoons almond slivers (for garnish)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the chicken legs with half the cinnamon and half the ginger. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat the coconut oil in a large highsided skillet. Place the chicken in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. Do not clean the pan, Then transfer to a roasting pan and place in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking add the onions to the skillet you used for the chicken. Saute for about 5 minutes. Then add the chopped fruit and rest of the ginger and cinnamon, stir, and then add the stock. Cook on low heat for 15 to 25 minutes. Do not let it get dry, so add a little more stock in needed.

When the chicken is cooked arrange on a serving platter and cover with the fruit sauce and garnish with the almond slivers.

NOTES : Cinnamon is very high in manganese. Studies of people with type 2 diabetes have shown that it may help lower blood sugar levels by slowing the rate the stomach empties after eating and also that compounds in cinnamon not only stimulate insulin receptors, but also inhibit an enzyme that inactivates them.

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