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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How Many Ways to Prepare Chicken...Let's Count the Ways

I am committing to more physical activity and healthier eating to get back on track with my weight loss.  This week has been easy for exercise due to Spring break at work.  I have been walking, playing outside with the kids, riding my bike, and I can count Spring cleaning too, right?  I must admit it has felt wonderful to get back into the swing of working out again. It is scary how easy it is to let exercise slide and for how long I let working out fall out of my busy schedule. 

Well, my title is about chicken so let's get to it.  I am not a meat lover.  In fact, I could easily do without meat if it weren't for my family and the hassle here and there for recipes without it.  My go to protein for dinner recipes is chicken, and I think I have fixed it every way possible.  I grill, boil, bake, stir-fry, and use my crock-pot to prepare chicken.  I am always looking for new and healthy ways to prepare chicken. 

For dinner tonight I used a recipe from Pinterest that was labeled as a Weight Watchers recipe:  Honey Chicken  6-8 points
 I used my crock-pot on low for 4 hours and then it switched over to warm until it was dinner time:
2 lbs of cubed chicken
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. soy sauce ( I use low sodium)
4 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
I then poured in some rice to the crock-pot mixture during the last hour or so.  The meal was finished off with some stir-fry veggies.  I really liked how tender the chicken was for a crock-pot recipe as some of the recipes result in chicken that is tough and dry.  This meal was tender and full of flavor, so I would use it again for dinner.

Any favorite chicken recipes that you would like to share ?