Cinnamon Chicken By Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz
By FBWorld Team
the sugar and spice of this simple chicken dish start
to caramelize, a heavenly aroma floats through the house.
Ground cinnamon adds unexpected warmth, and cinnamon sticks
add a simple touch of elegance.
1 Chicken (about 3 lb/1.4 kg),cut into eighths
2-3 lg. Sweet Potatoes, (trimmed, halved, thinly sliced
into half-moons (do not peel)
3 Shallots, (trimmed and halved)
3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3 tbls. Brown Sugar
1 tspn. Ground Cinnamon
1 tspn. Dried Thyme
3 tbls. Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Water
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a
large roasting pan with nonstick spray.
Trim and discard excess fat from chicken pieces. Arrange
chicken in a single layer, skin-side up, in roasting pan.
Add sweet potatoes, shallots, and cinnamon sticks, tucking
them between and around chicken pieces. Sprinkle generously
with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and thyme.
Stir well. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken and vegetables.
Drizzle with maple syrup.
Add water to baking dish, being careful not to drizzle
it over the seasoned chicken and vegetables.
Bake, uncovered, basting occasionally, for 1 hour and
15 minutes, or until juices run clear and chicken is glazed
and golden. Transfer to a serving platter.
• Variation: Add 8-9 Medjool dates, halved and pitted,
Sweet potatoes contain antioxidants, including beta-carotene,
which converts to vitamin A in the body. The deeper the
orange, the higher the beta-carotene content is. Sweet
potatoes have a medium glycemic index (GI). One medium
sweet potato contains about 6.6 grams fiber.
Recipe from THE SILVER PLATTER SIMPLE ELEGANCE: Effortless
Recipes with Sophisticated Results
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