Wednesday, January 2, 2013

#Paleo Savory Cinnamon Slow Cooker Chicken


When looking for meals that I could freeze and then slip into the crockpot, it can be hard to find things that do not have prepackaged soups or sauces that are not allowed on the 21 Day Sugar Detox I am doing. For that reason, I searched out recipes I could tweak in order to create a freezer to crockpot meal that would be Paleo and Sugar Detox friendly. This cinnamon chicken recipe was adapted from one I found on iVillage and it is not sweet tasting like you might think, it is actually pretty savory.

Ingredients:

2 lb. chicken breasts (you can use legs or thighs if you prefer.)
2 Bell Peppers sliced. (I used one green and one orange.)
1 Onion diced
2 tsp. Paprika
4 Cloves garlic minced
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c. Chicken broth
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a gallon Ziplock freezer bag. Make sure all the air is out before sealing shut.

Step 2: Remove the meal from the freezer the night before serving and defrost in the fridge.

Step 3: Pour contents of the bag into your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4.

 

22 comments:

  1. It looks yummy.

    Do you know if you have to defrost it before putting it into the slow cooker?

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  2. This looks delicious. I love slow cooker meals!

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  3. Yes Crystal, you need to take it out the night before and defrost it in the fridge and then just throw it in the crockpot.

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  4. Oh yummy! I'm adding this to my list of Paleo recipes as we slowly transition.

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  5. I have to try this! I'm always looking for slow cooker meals!

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  6. I love cinnamon chicken. I really want to use my slow cooker more often so this would be a great start! Thank you for posting this delicious recipe!

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  7. This sounds great. I might have to make it next week!

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  8. Might have to try this recipe! My children just love cinnamon!! :D

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  9. I have never tried cinnamon on chicken, sounds interesting!!!

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  10. And cinnamon is so good for you. Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. I love using my crock pot but have only cooked chicken in it once. I didn't like the texture of the chicken afterward, but I think I'll try it again and this recipe sounds very tasty. Thanks.

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  12. Anne, it is easy to overcook meat in a crockpot. A lot of people think that the longer you cook it the more tender it will get. That is true, but tender does not equal juicy. In many cases the meat comes out tender but very dry and loses its consistency. I will put up a post tomorrow with tips on how to keep the meat from drying out.

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  13. Thanks Kathleen. Maybe that's why I ended up with the strange texture of the chicken.

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  14. I'm not so big on cinnamon in savory foods, but maybe it's time I got over that.

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  15. Why have I never thought to use cinnamon on chicken? This sounds really yummy.

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  16. Looks yummy! You are always creating delicious dishes. :)

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  17. Rhea, I had to do something to get some sweet in this sugar detox LOL.

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  18. I threw in a bag of shredded cabbage as my partner isn't paleo, but I figured the shredded cabbage as some sort of noodle replacement!

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