Grenadian nutmeg cinnamon chicken

Grenadian nutmeg cinnamon chicken in a bowl

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Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with this deliciously sweet Grenadian nutmeg cinnamon chicken – Dairy free, paleo, gluten free

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To make the nutmeg cinnamon  syrup


  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the nutmeg cinnamon syrup in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes while stirring. The consistency should start to thicken, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Rub the salt and pepper into the pre washed chicken.
  3. Sautee the minced garlic and onions for 30 seconds on low to medium heat in coconut oil and add the chicken and sear it until slightly brown. This should take a few minutes, don’t worry about cooking it as this will be done in the oven, simply brown the chicken on each side.
  4. If using thighs/legs/wings replace the above step by browning the chicken for 10-15minutes in the oven instead with the onion and garlic then return to the stove once cooked.
  5. Once the chicken has cooked pour the nutmeg syrup all over the chicken and bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce the flame to low, cover saucepan with lid and occasionally baste the chicken throughout the 20-25 minute cooking time.


Keywords: caribbean, nutmeg chicken, spice, rice, gluten free