A while back, I purchased a dutch oven specifically to make Clean Eating Dutch Oven Bread. Since then, that little dutch oven has just been sitting there on my shelf feeling rather lonely. Having never cooked in one prior to making that bread recipe, I wasn’t sure what to do with it, as the cooking environment in a dutch oven is a bit different than a regular oven. So I thought it was high time that I experiment a bit.
I love that this chicken turned out so moist. When I bake chicken in the oven, it’s easy to overdo it and dry it out. But it seems that in a dutch oven, the moisture really tends to stay put. I enjoyed this with veggies for dinner, although I have to say that a little salt really helps bring out the flavors. Mini Chef even enjoyed a few bites, but I wouldn’t say that this dish is a great kids meal. Definitely more of an adult flavor. This is also fantastic to chop up and take with you on the go with some easy veggies like carrot sticks. Hope you enjoy it!
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- 1 tablespoons olive oil OR ghee OR coconut oil
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 oz. each)
- 1/2 cup cashews, chopped, unsalted
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Spread the oil in the bottom of your dutch oven.
- Place the chicken on the bottom.
- Add all other ingredients over the top.
- Bake at 350 F. for approximately 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches at least 175 F. on a meat thermometer and is cooked through.
(Data is for 1/2 chicken breast)
Total Fat: 16 gm
Saturated Fats: 5 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 53 mg
Sodium: 62 mg
Carbohydrates: 7 gm
Dietary fiber: 1 gm
Sugars: 1 gm
Protein: 29 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 2
PLEASE NOTE: Nutritional Information estimated at Nutritiondata.com. Data may not be accurate and is subject to the availability of specific foods in their database. Where one ingredient is not listed, substitutions must be used. Therefore, you should not refer to this data as being exact. It’s more of a ballpark figure. The Gracious Pantry does not take responsibility for the inadequacies of the nutrition calculator used. This data is provided as a courtesy and general reference only. It is not exact.