Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - Chicken Mini Loaves!

Throwback Tuesday! It's time to revisit this gem of a recipe and remind you that there's so much more you can do with chicken than grill, bake or boil it ;-)  Go Ground!  You can use ground chicken breast just like any other ground meat (beef, turkey, etc).

During competition prep, I developed this recipe because I really needed something that was easy to make (one-day food prep), easy to eat (portable), tasted great, and didn't knock me off track with carbs. Not being able to include bread crumbs, quinoa, rice or other starchy carb, I needed a solution without those extra carbs... I utilized my free foods to fill out the recipe and add flavor (mushrooms, onion, garlic), then added shredded zucchini and diced pepper for a veggie boost, plus the egg both to hold it all together as well as provide a healthy source of fat. The result was an incredibly tasty mini loaf! Competition diet tastes GOOD!!

Chicken Mini Loaves
Recipe by Chelle Stafford
Makes 8 loaves

INGREDIENTS:
●  2 lbs ground chicken breast
●  1 cup finely minced crimini (brown) mushrooms
●  1 cup shredded zucchini (usually this is about 1 medium sized zucchini)
●  1/2 cup diced onion
●  1/2 cup diced pepper (green, yellow, orange, red, whatever!)
●  2 Tbsp fresh minced garlic
●  1 whole egg
●  1/3 cup salsa (try this with different kinds each time!)
●  2 Tbsp Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning

DIRECTIONS:
●  Spray Mini Loaf pan with oil (note... if you use a muffin tin instead, you'll get more muffins, but will need to adjust the nutrition info accordingly).
●  Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
●  Mix all ingredients
●  Divide among 8 muffins or loaves.
●  Bake 20-30 minutes, draining pan at about 20 minutes.
●  When done, serve immediately, or cool on wire wrack and individually wrap for snacks/meals.

NUTRITION: data is per loaf.  152 calories, 26 g protein, 4g carbohydrates, 2g fat. 146 mg sodium.




You can find this, and many more training-diet friendly recipes here:
http://recipeforfitness.com/recipes/training/index.html




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