Foodie Friday: Chipotle Honey Lime Chicken

I’ve mentioned before that Nathan is a chicken lover, so when I get the seal of approval on a chicken recipe, I know it’s good enough to share.

This chicken is spicy, tangy, and a little sweet; a little bit of everything good. It really hit the mark and we were more than pleased to have leftovers for lunches this week, especially Nathan, as I’m spending my Friday and weekend at FitBloggin’!

Chipotle Honey Lime Chicken

Serves 6

Barr & Table Chipotle Honey Lime Chicken Foodie Friday Healthy Recipes

Ingredients
3, 1lb split chicken breasts
*Your favorite creole-type seasoning [I use Todd’s Bayou Dirt]
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
3 tbsp honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Season the chicken liberally with your spice mixture and place on a wire rack on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for about 35 minutes.

While the chicken is in the oven, mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. After about 35 minutes, take the chicken out and baste with the sauce. Put the chicken back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the oven and baste one more time. Return the chicken to the oven for about another 5 minutes, or until cooked completely through.

Take the chicken out of the oven and let rest about 5 minutes before digging in!

Serving Suggestions
I served this with roasted brussel sprouts and broccoli. It would also be great sliced up and served over brown rice or quinoa with other roasted or steamed vegetables.

Nutritional Stats
Per serving

183 Calories  /  5g Fat  /  11g Carbs  /  1g Fiber  /  9g Sugar  /  26g Protein

*If you don’t have a creole-type seasoning, you can combine the following spices to taste: Salt, black pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, chipotle powder, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, sage, and rosemary. If you don’t have all of those spices, don’t fret! Just season with your favorite combo!

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What I Ate Wednesday #17 – Holiday Recovery

I love getting together with my entire family for meals. It’s great to see everyone, catch up, and eat good food. Ooooh, the food!

Jewish holiday meals always include brisket, some sort of poultry, whether it’s chicken or turkey, often there is fish, usually salmon, matzah ball soup, vegetables, kugel, an assortment of desserts, and the list could go on and on. To say I overeat at these dinners would be an understatement.

I always tell myself, “1 piece of this, 1 piece of that, a couple little bites of this, a couple little pieces of that… you can always go back for more.” And I do. I take a little bit of everything and always go back for more. What can I say? My family knows how to cook and I’m going to take advantage of it when I can!

So after two Rosh Hashana dinners, I find myself trying to recover and pick up the pieces of my “has-been” healthy eating habits.

Barr & Table What I Ate Wednesday WIAW Peas and & Crayons Tone It Up TIU Pumpkin Protein Pancake Peanut Fluff Bombshell Spell Premier Protein Salmon Salad Chipotle Honey Lime Chicken Coconut Oil Roasted Brussel Sprouts Broccoli Chobani Apple Cinnamon

[Breakfast]
Tone It Up pumpkin protein pancake topped with peanut fluff and, with all of the benefits of ACV (courtesy of Brittany at Eating Bird Food), I knew I had to have my bombshell spell. Steering clear from the grains for a day or two will definitely help, so I put the oatmeal on the back burner. Get it?! 😉

[Snack] Not Pictured
I found out that I’m not a huge fan of vanilla Greek yogurt without any fruit or granola in it. And unfortunately I had no fruit or granola in sight, so I went for the next best thing. I mixed in a tablespoon of no sugar added Swiss Miss. What, you don’t have a container of Swiss Miss at your desk?!

[Lunch]
The only good picture of the day. Salad topped with veggies and roasted salmon. The salmon was leftover from Rosh Hashana dinner and man, my mom did an awesome job! It’s a little smokey and a little sweet. And luckily I have some more leftovers to hold me over through the week!

[Snack]
It was a sad, sad day as I finished my very last Premier Protein shake. The vanilla is awesome and I will definitely be making my way over to Sam’s Club as soon as I can to get more!

[Dinner]
Chipotle honey lime chicken with coconut oil roasted brussel sprouts and broccoli. This chicken was so good! Nathan tasted the sauce and I got an “oh yea!” in approval and that’s when I knew I’d have to share the recipe with all of you! You know what that means.. check it out this Foodie Friday! 🙂

[Snack]
I just feel the need to apologize for this picture. It’s not a pretty one, but it was so tasty and hit the spot after a hard interval workout, courtesy of Julie at PBFingers! I mixed 1/4 cup Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt with 1 tbsp peanut flour, 1 packet stevia, and 1/2 tbsp vegan carob chips. Then I mixed in a chopped up apple and sprinkled a little cinnamon on top. Yum!

[Goals]
In the spirit of continuing with my previous goal of beating my 5K time of 26:08, I ran my second 5K on Sunday. Unfortunately, this one didn’t have a chip time, only a gun time. But according to MapMyRun on my phone, I had the exact same time and pace as my first 5K. And I have to say, that while I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t beat my time, I’m still pretty pleased that I did just as well. Next up, 5K on September 29th. It’s on!

Speak Up!

What is your favorite holiday meal and what are your favorite foods that go along with that meal?