Ginger Spiced Chicken [RECIPE]

Bored of the same old chicken?  Try this spiced version with a dusting of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice to help keep your taste buds engaged and your body healthy.

2 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp allspice
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup white wine

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; mix well.  Place each chicken thigh into the spice mixture and toss to combine, shaking off any excess; set each piece aside and let stand for 5 minutes.

Heat a skillet or sauté pan on medium heat and add olive oil.  Add the chicken pieces and cook about 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. Add wine; cover and reduce the heat to medium low and cook 5 minutes more or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Yield: 4 servings

CALORIES: 210 calories        PROTEIN: 22 g                                   SODIUM: 390 mg
CARBOHYDRATE: 0 g                    FIBER: 0 g
FAT: 12 g                                               Sat Fat: 2 g

Entree: 1 serving ginger spiced chicken|
Starch: ½ cup brown rice (110 calories) and ½ cup black beans (115 calories)
Fruit: 1 cup cubed mango (100 calories)

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Mango (fresh or frozen)
Canned black beans
Brown rice
Spices: ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice
White wine
Condiments: olive oil; salt; pepper

Place ginger spiced chicken into ½ a whole wheat pita with sliced cucumbers, lettuce, mint, and a tbsp of tangy Greek yogurt for a quick lunchtime sandwich.

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