cinnamon recipe

Cinnamon and Lime Chicken

Cinnamon and Lime Chicken

Cinnamon and Lime Chicken

I made this dish as part of a Mexican inspired dinner with friends the other night. We spooned it into homemade tortillas, but it would be just as good in a taco shell or over hot rice. The combination of cinnamon and lime juice really works, even though you might not expect it to. A simple dish to prepare it packs a lot of flavor.

 

 

 

Cinnamon and Lime Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste
2 T. oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno peppers
1 lime, juiced I use more if the limes are small
Fresh chopped cilantro
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken with cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Arrange in the prepared baking dish, and bake 30 minutes in the oven, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Cool and shred. Heat oil in a medium skillet, over medium heat, and sauté onion and garlic until tender. Mix in shredded chicken, jalapeno, and lime juice. Cook until heated through. Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve as is, over rice or wrapped in tortillas.