Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Other White Meat

Since we eat so much chicken and so should you :) I decided to do some posts entitled "The Other White Meat" with meal ideas using boneless skinless chicken breasts.

**Just FYI Price Chopper is running a sale until Tuesday on boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.47/lb! Stock up! I know I will!**

This actually turned out really well. I typically save my BBQ Rub for summer time but Jared and I are always looking for new and exciting ways to eat chicken. First of all here's the rub recipe (this is an amazing gift I'm giving you, cherish it).

1/2 Cup salt
1/2 Cup chili Powder
1/4 Cup garlic powder
1/4 Cup onion powder
1/4 Cup black pepper
1/4 Cup sugar (I use Splenda so it's Core friendly)
1 TBS dry mustard
2 bay leaves crushed

Simply mix it in a zip lock and store in the freezer. It makes a ton and can be used on practically anything. Thanks Emeril!

I dusted the bottom of an 8 x 8 stone with about a 1/4 c. of rub

The laid the chicken breast in on top

Sprinkled another 1/4c or so on top

Cover it with some foil, bake at 350 for about 40 minutes and it was tender and so flavorful.

I paired it with some homemade mashed potatoes (made with skim milk, lo-fat margarine and fresh pressed garlic to hide the taste of the margarine) and frozen corn. It was a simple meal that was heart healthy. The rub doesn't change the points value so the chicken was 3pts/breast.

For any spice wuss' out there this gets a 3 out of 5 for spiciness.

1 comment:

Christi said...

You know, this is different than the rub recipe you gave me a while back. I feel a little cheated. :-)