The other day I was surfing the net found myself on Pinterest and came across a recipe for “Pistachio Cinnamon Chicken Salad” from Skinneytaste.com. It was the pistachios that caught my stomach’s eye I have had a never ending love for those nuts and I had a bag in the pantry. I don’t know why I never made this but part of it stuck in my head and I guess you could say my gut took over. I will make her version one of these days. I have to say I never thought about cinnamon and chicken salad but this was great.
- Boneless chicken breast
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mrs. Dash seasoning a few sprinkles
- 1-2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 to 1 ½ Tablespoons Myer Lemon juice
- 2 Organic whole wheat hotdog rolls
Rinse and dry very well chicken breast
Pound the chicken breast to about ¼”or less. Season with salt, pepper and Mrs. Dash, you could just use the Mrs. Dash alone I just happen to notice it sitting there on the shelf after I already did the salt and pepper. Pan fry with a little oil about 3-4 minutes per side until done. Cover loosely and set aside for about 10 minutes. Rough chop the chicken and combine with mayo, cinnamon, myer lemon juice. Place in hotdog rolls and serve.
Cinnamon is best known as a spice, sprinkled on toast and lattes. But extracts from the bark of the cinnamon tree have also been used traditionally as medicine throughout the world.
Why do people take cinnamon?
Some research has found that a particular type of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. However, other studies have not found a benefit. Studies of cinnamon for lowering cholesterol and treating yeast infections in people with HIV have been inconclusive.
Lab studies have found that cinnamon may reduce inflammation, have antioxidant effects, and fight bacteria. But it’s unclear what the implications are for people.
For now, studies have been mixed, and it’s unclear what role cinnamon may play in improving health.
How much cinnamon should you take?
Because cinnamon is an unproven treatment, there is no established dose. Some recommend 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2-4 grams) of powder a day. Some studies have used between 1 gram and 6 grams of cinnamon. Very high doses may be toxic.