I HAVE to eat grilled chicken breast when I want to feel like I’m having a super lean/healthy meal. Everything else seems like it’s some sort of a cheat meal to me. Don’t ask me why…saying this out loud even sounds crazy. But it’s true. That’s how my brain works. It might be the fact that a simple grilled chicken breast has really low fat content, or the fact that whenever you hear diet, you hear the word chicken breast a few seconds later. I don’t know!
Don’t get me wrong though, I love chicken and all the wonderful recipes you can use it for… it just sounds like THE healthiest protein to me, that’s all. But I sort of like that about chicken; it’s my safety-net food item. When I’ve gotten out of line, eating way too many chocolate chips and nut butters, I turn to some fresh veggies and a nice piece of juicy chicken breast.
That’s what’s happening today. I have come to realize I’ve been over doing the chocolate chips, nuts, and healthy fats combo. Took me 1 month to realize this (my pants fit super tight! Yikes!) and now it’s time for some healthy eating at the Lewis’ home! Today I’ve prepared a chicken recipe that I enjoy a lot, accompanied by some hot sriracha sauce. The best part is…it’s easy and you can prepare it in bulk to enjoy throughout the week.
Tools you’ll need:
- Two Baking sheets
- Aluminum foil
- Tongs or fork (to turn chicken breast around)
- Kitchen mittens
- 16 lean and organic chicken breasts
- Lemmon Pepper Spice
- Sea Salt
- Cover your baking sheets with aluminum foil.
- Set broiler on high, arranging rack so that the chicken will be about 2 inches from the heat.
- Rinse your chicken breasts and cut off any excess fat.
- Place chicken breasts side by side on baking sheets (8 per baking sheet).
- Sprinkle sea salt, to taste, on all chicken breasts.
- Sprinkle lots and lots of Lemmon Pepper spice on top of sea salt sprinkled chicken breasts J.
- Place chicken in oven and broil for 14 minutes.
- Carefully flip each chicken breast, repeat step 5-6 and continue to broil for another 14 minutes on the other side.
- You can eat right away (adding sriracha sauce and mixed veggies!), save the chicken on ziploc baggies, or cut the chicken into small cubes with your kitchen shears and save them for later. Possibilities are endless here!