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CINNAMON COCONUT CHICKEN BREASTS WITH QUINOA & BROCCOLI

Updated: Jun 6

CINNAMON COCONUT CHICKEN BREASTS WITH QUINOA & BROCCOLI

3 boneless organic chicken thighs or breast diced

2 tbsps organic coconut oil 1 head of organic broccoli

2 cups organic quinoa

3 cups water Spices: zataar, salt, pepper & cinnamon In coconut oil, salt and water mixture, add quinoa and simmer for 20 minutes. Season chicken breasts with salt & pepper, zaatar* and cinnamon and in the heated coconut oil, sear the chicken at a high temperature for 1 minute and flip the chicken, turn the heat down to low and simmer for another 12 minutes. Now prep the broccoli, heads to go into the steaming pot of quinoa for 2 minutes, then ready to serve!


Healthy Nutrients: Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium, fiber. Vitamin C – builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal. ... A high fiber intake can also help lower cholesterol. Quinoa. ... A cup of quinoa will also provide twice the protein and about 5 grams more fiber than the same amount of white rice. Due to this higher quantity of protein and fiber, quinoa is not only the healthier choice but will also fill you up faster, allowing for smaller portion sizes


*The Middle-Eastern spice blend called za’atar ingredients are: sesame seeds, ground sumac, and dried za’atar (an herb with a savory-thyme-oregano flavor). You can buy za’atar blends in Middle-Eastern markets, but you can also make it at home. In the blend shown above, thyme and oregano or marjoram stand-in for the za’atar herb, which is rarely available in the United States. To make about 1/2 cup of za’atar, put 3 Tbs. dried thyme, 1 Tbs. lightly toasted sesame seeds, 1 Tbs. ground sumac, 1/2 tsp. dried oregano or marjoram, and 1/4 tsp. kosher salt in a spice grinder.


Pulse a few times to mix and break up some of the seeds—there should still be many whole seeds visible. Store in a cool, dark place for up to six months. If sumac is unavailable, substitute 2 Tbs. dried lemon peel.


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