Baked Chicken Breasts in Cinnamon-Tomato Sauce


A delicious and nutritious way to eat chicken breasts! Since this makes a lot of sauce too, it's really great served over brown rice, garlic mashed potatoes--or my favorite, polenta! Top with a grating of Romano or Asiago cheese just before serving for the best results!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
3 servings


  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon onion powder

  • 3 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 carrot, minced

  • 1 stalk celery, minced

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mix together cinnamon, salt, black pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl. Pat the seasoning onto all sides of chicken. Reserve extra seasoning for sauce.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat until oil begins to slightly shimmer. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 3 minutes. Remove chicken breasts from pan and set aside.

  4. Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and mushrooms to skillet. Cook until onions become slightly translucent, about 3 minutes. Add in wine and scrape browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Allow wine to reduce slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste, chicken broth, and reserved seasoning. Cover skillet with aluminum foil or an oven-safe lid.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake until sauce is bubbling and chicken is no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
13g Fat
23g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1050mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1268mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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