Friday, December 16, 2011

Cinnamon Chicken & Onions

This is another simple slow cooker meal that is so versatile!  You can throw it over a salad, mix in some veggies, eat it over rice, or turn it into a taco.  I used juicy chicken thighs but chicken breast would also work.  The best part about this meal is how it fills your house with warm enticing flavors. 

This also makes fabulous leftovers!
Ingredients (serves 4):
2 large onions, diced or sliced
2-3tbs organic butter
2lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, antibiotic free
1tsp sea salt
1/4tsp ground black pepper
1/4tsp cayenne
1/4tsp cinnamon
2tsp ancho chile powder
1/2tsp cumin
1/2c chicken stock (msg & gluten free; I use Rachael Ray)

1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium high heat.  Add onions and saute until soft and turning brown.  Place at the bottom of a slow cooker.
2. Take all of your spices and place them in a small jar/bowl.  Give them a good shake/stir and rub evenly over both sides of each chicken thigh.  Add a bit more butter into the pan if needed and place as many chicken thighs that fit in a single layer at the bottom of the pan.  Cook until browned on one side then flip.  Repeat with remaining chicken.
3. Place the chicken thighs on top of the onions in a single layer.  Pour 1/2c chicken stock over the chicken.  Cover and cook on low 6 hours.  Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:
1 serving = 2 chicken thighs
Calories: 350
Fat: 22g
Carbs: 4g
Protein: 35g
Sodium: ~v600mg



  1. Delicious! I had to say YUM in between every bite. I can't wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks!

  2. So glad you enjoyed it! Yes, please let me know what you try and how it turns out!