Rating: 3.45 stars
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 13

Chicken breasts baked with cinnamon and other seasonings. This is a recipe that I created while working at a flight kitchen. We had cinnamon in the spice collection that nobody used for anything, so I decided to try it on chicken and the flight crews and my family loved it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place chicken in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with ground cinnamon, seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. (Note: You can be liberal with the seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper; however, the cinnamon should only be a dusting and not clumped.)

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 27.7g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 1.7g; cholesterol 68.4mg; sodium 1821.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (79)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
I've been making this dish for over 2 years now and just love it. I don't even measure anymore, I just sprinkle and go. Good on a Grorge Foreman grill too, seasoned side down, if you use boneless skinnless breasts. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2003
I thought the recipe was great, but needed to kill some of the salt. All you would need is about 1 tasp., instead of the 3 requried. I tried it twice, once with all that salt, then once with my revised version. Note, to anyone who is trying this, to keep it moist bake in oven with a teaspoon of butter and foil covering the pan. This will keep it from drying out. Read More
(77)
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2003
I thought the recipe was great, but needed to kill some of the salt. All you would need is about 1 tasp., instead of the 3 requried. I tried it twice, once with all that salt, then once with my revised version. Note, to anyone who is trying this, to keep it moist bake in oven with a teaspoon of butter and foil covering the pan. This will keep it from drying out. Read More
(77)
Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2004
Just recently I created something similar - for a client - who loved the results. Then I prepared it for my family members who were also pleased with the results. The only differences in my recipe was that I made a marinade out of extra virgin olive oil half of the cinnamon a freshly minced garlic clove a pinch of Kosher salt a few twists of freshly ground black pepper and freshly minced basil leaves. I took the chicken breast halves and coated them liberally with the "marinade" and placed them in the baking dish. Then I took a 14.5 oz. can of seasoned diced tomatoes and spread it over the breasts and baked all for about 25 to 30 minutes until the juices ran clear. In certain cultures the use of sweet spices is not unusual. The use of cinnamon for instance is reminiscent of Middle Eastern cooking. It really is a tasty dish but you must be careful when it comes to using certain spices as they can be quite powerful. On the whole I would give this a good rating. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2003
This recipe was pretty good but not my favorite. I read the ratings before preparing and saw that most everybody agreed that the chicken came out dry so I dipped all the chicken in melted butter first then covered the dish in foil for the first 30 minutes of bake time. The chicken came out nice and moist. As for the spices. I cut nearly all of them in half except for the cinnamon. The taste was perfectly suited for my husband and myself. Just put on what you think you'd like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
I've been making this dish for over 2 years now and just love it. I don't even measure anymore, I just sprinkle and go. Good on a Grorge Foreman grill too, seasoned side down, if you use boneless skinnless breasts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2004
Having read the reviews I decided to mix the spices (minus most of the salt) into some mayo (about 1 cup I think). I spread the mayo over the chicken and baked it in a covered dish and it was dilicious! Very spicy but not overwhelmingly so. The cinnamon added a unique flavor that I definitely enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2003
We thought this was really good. I did halve the salt and the Italian seasoning...wanted to make sure the cinnamon flavor would come through and I think this combination was just right. I used thighs instead of breasts so dryness was not an issue. Husband teenagers toddler and busy Mom all loved this. No leftovers! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2003
Well my husband and I were able to eat it but I don't think I will be making it again as written. I didn't even end up using all the spices - I had mixed them together and then sprinkled them on and ended up having to throw some of the spices out because there was so much left over. Maybe it would be better if the chicken had been dipped in melted butter first...or melted butter mixed with the spices...or a mayo mixture combined with the spices. Dry chicken with just dry spices on top just isn't our thing I guess. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2003
Fast recipe that uses spices you have on hand. However.......way too much spice. Use about half of what it calls for and it will be delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2005
This was insanely salty! I should've read the reviews before cooking this then I would've known 3 tsp. was too much. As someone else already said 1 tsp. probably would've sufficed. When we got past the saltiness my husband and I really liked it the flavoring. I used Kirkland's frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts from Costco. Baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (as per the recipe) was perfect; the chicken was juicy and tender and just right. I just put them in a baking dish - no foil no butter. The chicken couldn't have been better than that. Read More
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