Thursday, August 30, 2012

What I Gather featured on FitKit and Exotic Cinnamon Spiced Chicken Bake Recipe

Recently, I was invited to write a few guest posts for FitKit. If you are not familiar with FitKit, it is a site that determines a personalized fitness and nutrition program just for you based on an interactive quiz that you can take on their website. They also have a great blog filled with fitness tips and healthy recipes.

That is where I come in! I love spreading the good word about simple, healthy, delicious meals and this Exotic Cinnamon Spiced Chicken Bake fit the bill perfectly! This dish was all about the spices. I love how the use of different herbs and spices can totally change the feeling and flavor of a meal.

I'll be writing a few more posts for FitKit so be sure to check those out, as well.

Click here to read the full post over on the FitKit site and the recipe is also availble at the end of this post!

Exotic Cinnamon Spiced Chicken Bake
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 Minutes

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 yellow onion, cut into 8 wedges
2 medium (or 4 small) bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp allspice
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 450F.
Coat a 13”x9” glass baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil and set aside.
Add chicken, sweet potato, onion and bell peppers to a large bowl. Toss with olive oil and spices until everything is evenly coated.
Pour chicken and vegetables into prepared baking dish.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are beginning to brown. Stir once after 30 minutes.