Cinnamon Raisin Chicken Recipe

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Orange juice and cinnamon lend a pleasant spicy taste to these quick-cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts from Connie Moore of Medway, Ohio. "I frequently serve this unusual combination over rice with broccoli or green beans on the side," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 232 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a skillet, saute onion, garlic, cinnamon and pepper in oil until onion is tender. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until juices run clear. Add orange juice and raisins. Cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cinnamon Raisin Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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rkpowell User ID: 6569664 25949
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"Served this to my new pastor's family when they came over one night. They had a son who didn't like chicken but he loved this chicken and had a second helping!"

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