Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I finally made it through the night without munching on more snacks or an additional meal. It was hard! I woke up in the middle of the night and I grabbed my water instead. I had my water right next to my bed just for that reason. It was a success! I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain any either from the past few days of eating more snacks and meals than I was suppose to. At least, I am working on my bad habits. Let's see how I do tonight!

I made this for lunch today and it was delish! I just love a good peanut sauce and this is one I enjoy. This would even make a good stir fry sauce if you add more water to thin it out some. I had to make some adaptions from the original recipe which I found at Cooking With Medifast. There are a lot of great ideas and recipes on that site so definitely check it out! Would you believe I made three different batches of this recipe to find the sauce I liked most? I went through alot of PB2, but in the end it was worth it. The original recipe had a little bit more vinegar in it for my taste and it needed to be sweetened up some. I like my peanut sauce sweet. If you don't like yours sweet, use half a packet of Splenda at first and then add more if you feel it needs more. The chicken really doesn't need much flavoring because a little bit of sauce goes a long way. It has a nice sweet and salty combo going on. I did marinate the chicken in Newman's Own Lime Vinaigrette to use up my healthy fat that I still needed for the day. I know it seems like a strange combo, but the flavor was subtle and it actually tasted pretty good with the peanut sauce. I would love to marinate it in an Asian dressing, but I don't know any off hand that meets the healthy fat requirement. Do you? I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I have. Pair it up with some steamed veggies to get your green in. That way you don't have to use any more condiments or healthy fats. For those of you who do not know what PB2 is, it is a powdered peanut butter that is lower in fat and calories. You just add water! I like to order mine at http://www.netrition.com/. Enjoy!


Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce
Slightly adapted from Cooking with Medifast

Ingredients:
12 oz chicken tenderloins, grilled (2 Lean)
1/4 cup PB2 - Powdered Peanut Butter (2 Snacks)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/2 tsp ground ginger (1 Condiment)
1 tbsp lite soy sauce ( 1 1/2 Condiments)
1 packet Splenda (1 Condiment)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (1/2 Condiment)
Additional water
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (1/2 Condiment)

Directions:
Combine all ingredients, except chicken in a small bowl. I added almost 2 tbsp of water but try adding a little at a time to get the desired consistency. Stir until completely blended. Serve with chicken and your favorite steamed veggies.

2 Servings of Lean with 2.5 Condiments and 1 Snack per Serving (A serving is 6 oz of chicken and 1/2 of the sauce) You still need 1 Healthy Fat,

(1 Healthy Fat is needed per serving. You could marinate the chicken in your favorite dressing that meets the healthy fat requirement. Newman's Own Lighten Up has some great ones such as Sun Dried Tomato, Balsamic, Lime, Red Wine and Olive Oil. You can use 1/4 cup for 2 servings of meat as 1 healthy fat. I haven't found an Asian one yet that meets the healthy fat requirement. If you find one, let me know. I would love to try it!)




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