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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!

This maple ginger chicken is sugar-free and high protein

This maple ginger chicken is sugar-free and high protein

I discovered sugar-free maple syrup as I was trying to reduce sugar and carbs, but I needed protein in conjunction with my workouts. Chicken can get boring! 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 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 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, to again evenly distribute 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!

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Comments

Liza from USA on December 17, 2019:

Hi Susana, thank you for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe. I love the fact that we can use maple syrup to reduce the sweetness in our food preparation. I think this can be an excellent choice for our holiday menu.