Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation." -Madame Benoit, Cookbook Author

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Recipes like this one lend themselves well to experimentation when you may not have as much experience. Changing one of the spices at a time will give you a good idea how different flavors can interact. Try using freshly ground black pepper, ground allspice or ground cloves. Using dried herbs like thyme or oregano can create a whole new rub.


Island Chicken

Servings: 6 | Serving size: 4 ounces chicken

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. Leftovers keep well for 2 - 3 days in the refrigerator and make good sandwiches and salads.

Serve with Coconut Rice (Coconut Rice - Low Sodium Version) or Brown Rice and Fresh Pineapple Salsa or Melon Salsa or Mango Salsa

Island Chicken - an easy, healthy recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Mix the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl.

Add the chicken thighs to the bowl tossing to coat thoroughly.

Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Preheat the grill or broiler.

Grill or broil for about 8 minutes on one side and 4 – 8 minutes on the other.

The meat should be firm when pressed in the center (check that the internal temperature is at least 165°F). 

Serve topped with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 oz. chicken (salsa is extra)

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 149 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin K 3mcg