Alice Springs Chicken

Monday, October 3, 2011

This chicken is pretty simple to prepare. I love simple recipes. Add your own favorite seasoning instead of garlic salt and pepper to the chicken and then grill. Top with BBQ sauce, your veggies, crumbled piece of bacon and some cheese! Voila! Dinner in a snap! If you have been reading my blog, you will probably already know my favorite no sugar added BBQ sauce is Smokin Joe Jones which you can order at www.netrition.com. Netrition is a wonderful site for the low carber and it is where I order all my Walden Farms products, BBQ sauce, PB2 (powdered peanut butter) and other low carb products. They charge a flat rate of $4.95 no matter how many products you buy and their prices are really reasonable. The Smokin Joe Jones is 1 carb per 1 tbsp but really all you need is 1 tbsp because the sauce packs a lot of flavor in just a tiny bit! I prefer it over Walden Farms BBQ sauce for just that reason as well as the thickness of the sauce. Pretty good if you ask me :) I also used a few sprinkles of real turkey bacon bits by Oscar Meyer. It has a lot less sodium, fat and calories than regular bacon. It is true, bacon is not recommended on the Medifast plan because of the sodium content, but this particular bacon had the lowest amount of sodium that I could find. A few sprinkles doesn't hurt my losses, but just be aware of the reason why turkey bacon is not recommended on plan. I plugged in the ingredients with the bacon and I still fell in the Medifast plan's nutritional guidelines regarding calories, fat, protein, carbs and sodium. Enjoy this dish!


I used chicken tenderloins since that is what I had. I also left out the mushrooms because I don't like them.

Alice Springs Chicken
Slightly adapted from Linda's Low Carb Recipes at www.genaw.com

Ingredients:
7 oz raw chicken breasts to yield 4.5 oz cooked (3/4 Lean)
1 piece of bacon, cut into pieces or I used a few sprinkles of turkey bacon bits
1/4 cup mushrooms (this is after cooked measurement), sliced (1/2 Green)
1/4 cup sliced green peppers (1/2 Green)
1 tablespoon light butter (1 Healthy Fat)
1 ounces or 1/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded (1/4 Lean)
1/4 tsp garlic salt (1 Condiment)
1/8 tsp pepper (1/4 Condiment)
1 tbsp Smokin Joe Jones No Sugar Added BBQ Sauce (www.netrition.com) (1 Condiment)

Directions:
Season the chicken with garlic salt and pepper; grill until just done. Keep the chicken warm. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp; drain on paper towels. Sauté the mushrooms and green peppers in butter until tender. Place the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet. Top chicken with BBQ sauce, the mushroom and green pepper mixture, crumbled bacon and then with the shredded cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.

1 Serving with 1 Lean, 1 Green, 2.25 Condiments and 1 Healthy Fat


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