Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Chicken

I've made this recipe a few times before but had forgotten about it until a recent visit to The Gracious Pantry.  I was on a hunt for a NEW slow-cooker recipe and came across this one again.  This savory dish is simple to throw together and is a perfect Sunday prep recipe.  I shared it with my accountability group on Facebook and so far it's getting good reviews!! I like to enjoy it over some brown rice or on top of a sweet potato as pictured below.

Cinnamon is a powerful little spice.  It also happens to be one of my favorites! I add it to my tea, on top of my sweet potatoes and squash, even a sprinkle on a steak and I'm a happy gal! Cinnamon has been known to reduce inflammation in the body, fight bacteria and have an antioxidant effect.  It can also help lower the bad  LDL cholesterol and it can stabilize blood sugar making it a great addition to the diet of a pre-diabetic or Type II diabetic. 

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Cinnamon Chicken
Inspired by The Gracious Pantry

(Makes approximately 10 servings)

5 raw, skinless, boneless chicken breasts (approximately 2 lbs.)
2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1 (15 oz.) can light coconut milk
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
6 medium carrots, peeled and sliced thin
Feel free to add frozen or fresh peppers and onions. Red and yellow bell peppers as well as cubed sweet potato make a great addition!

Step 1 – Place the sliced carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker’s ceramic insert.
Step 2 – Place your raw chicken on top of that.
Step 3 – Put everything else on top and turn on the pot.
Step 4 – Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken easily falls apart when poked at with a fork.
Eat and Enjoy!

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