I cooked something besides burgers or fish sticks! YAY! It's been crazy in these parts. The Husband now plays tennis in the evening, I've been playing catch-up after my BlogHer Vacation in NY and frankly, I've been uninspired in the kitchen.
Today I decided to put an end to the cooking drought and defrost some chicken. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them I just knew I wanted to cook.
I decided to grill because it's been awhile. I thought about smothering the chicken with BBQ sauce but where's the fun in that? Instead I made a BBQ sauce marinade giving the chicken all the BBQ flavor with less sugar laden sauce.
It worked like a charm! Everyone liked it except Little Bean. He's at that funny age (16 months) where meat is hit or miss. Sometimes he surprises me but tonight it just wasn't in the cards. The Husband and Little Guy, on the other hand, both loved it! I didn't even have to coax the 7 year old and The Husband had nothing but good things to say.
It ended up to be a great meal, cooked up fast and not only reduces calories in typical BBQ chicken but stretches a buck too. I love thinning store bought sauces with vinegar. I've had the same jar of BBQ sauce all summer!
Here's what I did…
- 2 tbsp store bought BBQ sauce (36g)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Honey (21g)
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider vinegar
- 2 large boneless chicken breasts totally about 2 lbs
Mix all ingredients except the chicken to make the marinade. Set aside.
Pound the chicken breast thin. I do this by covering my counter with plastic wrap, laying the breast down and then covering with another layer of plastic.
Pound away! These were so large I had more luck with my frying pan than the mallet.
Once the chicken is between ¼ and ½ in thick (or less) cut into "tender" size pieces. Put the cut chicken and BBQ marinade in a large ziplock bag.
Side Note: Notice the background. Somebody was fishing in the spice cabinet again. 😉
Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the grill on high and rub it a little oil to prevent sticking. Grill the chicken 2-3 minutes a side based on how thin you pounded.
I served with roasted fresh cauliflower, a large baked potato we all split and some super quick cabbage salad (recipe coming soon.)
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|5||Just under 4oz of the chicken
(side items not included)
|240||5g||0g||old: 5||new: 6|