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KETO LOW-CARB CINNAMON MARMALADE CHICKEN (HEART HEALTHY)

KETO CINNAMON MARMALADE CHICKEN

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You’ll love this Keto Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken. I always seek ways to enjoy chicken thighs and legs. Legs are affordable, dark meat, and easy to prepare. Dark meat contains more fat, which adds flavor. Because legs have more connective tissue, they can be cooked in various ways—stovetop, oven, pressure cooker, or BBQ grill.

The idea for this rub started with pecans. I talked with my friend Amy, who shared a warm spinach salad with candied pecans recipe. I got inspired and wondered if I could use sugar-free jam to candy the pecans. It worked! I thought about spices that would complement the pecans and created this spice combo. I tried the rub on our chicken legs, and it tasted fantastic! This chicken recipe pairs well with any salad featuring candied pecans or on its own.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF CINNAMON?

Let’s look at the nutritional value of this Keto Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken. I decided to feature cinnamon for this part of the blog.  It’s so super healthy and beneficial to our bodies.  Every morning my father puts cinnamon on a quarter slice of toast with peanut butter and eats it. Since undertaking this morning ritual, he says he no longer experiences angina when he walks.

Cinnamon has many health benefits for the body and the brain, including anti-viral and antibacterial properties to help to heal irritable bowel syndrome, gastric cancers, and stomach flu, as well as colds, a sore throat, and cough.  It possesses two compounds called cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin that help prevent clumps of the tau protein from occurring in the brain and therefore is believed to help prevent Alzheimer’s.  Cinnamon also helps to regulate insulin levels for diabetics. And for this reason, studies suggest that it may also contain anti-Alzheimer’s properties.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO CINNAMON MARMALADE CHICKEN?

The predominant taste sensations of this Keto Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken is sweetness from the marmalade and spiciness from the dry rub. 

WHAT NON-ALC WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO CINNAMON MARMALADE CHICKEN?

With the predominant taste sensations of this Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken being sweetness and spiciness, you’ll need to find a non alcoholic wine with sweetness to match the marmalade and offset the spiciness.  But in following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up carbs on a glass of wine with carbs.  So, you have a couple of options. Drink whatever non-alc wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish. Enjoy your non-alc wine the way you like it. If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the non alcoholic wine to offset the heat and spice.  Add a pinch of monk fruit sweetener to your glass.  Choose whites like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet.  So they will take well to the added sweetener.  The wine’s sweetness will nicely offset the heat and spice.

Zero Alcohol Wine Tips:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB HEALTHY HEART RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

KETO LAZY ZOODLE CAPRESE SALAD

KETO LAZY ZOODLE CAPRESE SALAD

Turkey Pot Pie

Zoodle Caprese Salad

Matzo Ball Soup

Japanese Crab Noodle Salad

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

Equipment Needed:

HOW IS KETO CINNAMON MARMALADE CHICKEN PREPARED

In a bowl combine all spice ingredients.

 

Mix all spices together. Measure out the no-sugar-added marmalade.

 

Keto Low-Carb Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken

Set chicken in an oven-proof pan sprayed with avocado nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.

 

Coat chicken in marmalade.

 

Keto Low-Carb Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken

Generously sprinkle chicken with cinnamon dry rub.

 

Keto Low-Carb Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken

Bake for about 45 minutes until the skin is crispy and chicken is cooked.

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Keto Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken

KETO CINNAMON MARMALADE CHICKEN


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Keto Cinnamon Marmalade Chicken a budget-friendly meal that’s full of flavour. Try this recipe for an unforgettable meal.


Ingredients

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4 chicken quarters (chicken breasts for Keto Heart Healthy)

1/4 cup sugar-free apricot jam

Cinnamon Spice Mix:

1 teaspoon of sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (more if you like hot and spicy)


Instructions

  • In a bowl combine all ingredients.  Mix well.  Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray ovenproof pan with avocado non-stick cooking spray.  Place chicken legs in the ovenproof pan.  Coat each leg with marmalade.  Sprinkle each leg with dry rub.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to an hour, until the skin is crisp and brown and the meat is ready to fall off the bones.

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 9 grams of net carbs.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)

 

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 (1 chicken quarter)
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 650
  • Fat: 20
  • Saturated Fat: 5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 10
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 35
  • Cholesterol: 120

 

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