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Cinnamon & Curry Spiced Chicken Thighs

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If you’re participating in the 5-Day No Sugar Challenge, then you may be scratching your head about ways you can curb sweet cravings. One of my favorite seasonings to incorporate in sweet recipes is cinnamon; however, it can also be used to enhance savory dishes as well. Cinnamon has been known to help lower blood sugar, bad cholesterol and even triglycerides for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

So, this chicken will satisfy your appetite while also curbing your sweet tooth!

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  •  2.5 lb raw, lean chicken thighs
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon garlic
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • pinch of sea salt
    • generous amount of pepper (if desired)
    • Garnish:
      • freshly chopped mint

 

Steps:

  1. Set oven to 420F.
  2. Carefully trim away all visible fat.  To reduce the amount of fat in this recipe, substitute the chicken thighs with lean chicken breasts.
  3. Add chicken thighs to a bowl and toss in the seasonings.  Mix, and thoroughly massage the seasonings into the chicken using your hands.
  4. Place the chicken thighs on a baking sheet, allowing for enough space between the thighs.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 420F.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped mint to boost the flavors even more.

 

Approximate macros for 1 of 5 servings:

272 calories, 44g protein, 0g carbs, 9g fat, 0g fiber, 0g sugar

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