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Cinnamon Lime Chicken

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4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ medium white onion, minced
1 teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon cinnamon
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
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 approximately 15-20 minutes until tender. Remove chicken from oven and let cool.
  4. While chicken is cooling, mince onion and garlic. Sauté in frying pan.
  5. Cut cooled chicken into thin strips. Place chicken in pan with onion and garlic.  Add limejuice. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until hot.  Serve by itself or in corn tortillas.
Total time: 45 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 32
Total Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Sodium 648 mg
Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 28 g
Exchange 4 meat, 1 vegetable
Carbohydrate Units 0.5