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Cinnamon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

If you are looking for an unusual flavored chicken dish, this is a dish for you. It will remind you of the holidays

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 400. Place chicken breast and cubed sweet potato together in baking dish. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes or until done.
  2. While chicken and potatoes are baking, Healthy Sauté onion in medium saucepan over medium low heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute. Add stock, orange rind, cinnamon stick, and cloves and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain broth and add apricots, prunes and chopped walnuts and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. When chicken and potatoes are done place on plate and top with broth and dried fruit and walnuts. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.

    Serves 2

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Nutritional Profile

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Cinnamon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
1.00 serving
390.36 grams
604.81 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin A 17526.00 IU 350.5 10.4 excellent
tryptophan 0.67 g 209.4 6.2 excellent
vitamin B3 (niacin) 24.81 mg 124.0 3.7 excellent
protein 58.98 g 118.0 3.5 excellent
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 1.44 mg 72.0 2.1 very good
selenium 49.85 mcg 71.2 2.1 very good
vitamin C 40.21 mg 67.0 2.0 very good
manganese 1.10 mg 55.0 1.6 very good
phosphorus 505.19 mg 50.5 1.5 very good
potassium 1552.96 mg 44.4 1.3 good
dietary fiber 8.60 g 34.4 1.0 good
omega 3 fatty acids 0.79 g 32.9 1.0 good
iron 5.34 mg 29.7 0.9 good
copper 0.51 mg 25.5 0.8 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Cinnamon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes