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Maple, Ginger, and Clove Chicken Breasts: Sugar Free and High Protein

I am a grad student who loves to cook and experiment with spices, vegetables, pasta, and meat. Healthy food can be delicious!

Bored of regular chicken? This maple ginger chicken is sugar-free and high protein.

Bored of regular chicken? This maple ginger chicken is sugar-free and high protein.

Bored of Regular Chicken?

Chicken can get boring!

I discovered sugar-free maple syrup as I was trying to reduce sugar and carbs, but I needed protein in conjunction with my workouts. When I created this recipe, I started with the sugar-free maple syrup and then just kept adding spices. The resulting dish has an awesome flavor, and it's great for those who are being careful with their diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts thawed
  • 1 to 2 cups sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed clove spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed ginger spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon St. Tony Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed thyme
  • 1 pinch of Himalayan ground salt

Instructions

  1. Use a strong fork to penetrate each chicken breast on both sides in numerous places.
  2. Place all of the breasts in a large Tupperware bowl.
  3. Add maple syrup over the chicken.
  4. Combine all of the spices to create a spice mix.
  5. Add the spice mix to the chicken in the Tupperware bowl. Seal the bowl tightly and shake it around a bit to evenly disperse the spices.
  6. Place the bowl with marinating chicken in the fridge for 1 to 2 nights.
  7. Shake it up several times while marinating. Evenly distribute the spices.
  8. When it is done marinating, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  9. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  10. Place each chicken breast on the aluminum foil, adding just a bit of marinade on top.
  11. When the oven is ready, place the baking sheet in for approximately 8-10 minutes.
  12. After 8-10 minutes, turn each breast, again spooning some of the remaining marinade on top. Return to the oven and cook for 8 more minutes. Make sure it does not overcook.
  13. Allow the chicken to cool slightly. This is a great main course that pairs well with green vegetables.

Note: If you prefer, you can grill the chicken, rather than cooking it in the oven. Also, this marinade works well for salmon, too!

Delicious maple syrup chicken. Enjoy!

Delicious maple syrup chicken. Enjoy!