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Cinnamon Lime Chicken
Total : 45 min Prep : 15 min


    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ tablespoon cinnamon
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    ½ medium white onion, minced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Juice from 3 limes


    1. Heat oven to 400°F.
    2. Combine salt and cinnamon. Rub mixture into chicken breasts.
    3. Place chicken on baking sheet and cook in the oven until juices run clear (Approximately 15-20 minutes).
    4. Remove chicken from oven let cool
    5. While chicken is cooling, mince onion and garlic. Sauté in frying pan.
    6. Tear cooled chicken into thin strips.
    7. Place chicken in pan with onion and garlic. Add lime juice.
    8. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until hot.
    9. Serve by itself or in corn tortillas.
Exchange: 4 lean meat
Carbohydrate Units: 0.5
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe:
4 servings
 Amount Per Serving
 Calories 198      Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value 
11% Total Fat 7g
25% Cholesterol   74mg
27% Sodium   648mg
3% Total Carbohydrate   8g
8%   Dietary Fiber   2g
0%   Sugars   0g
56% Protein   28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: