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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Foodie Friday: Peanut Chili Baked Tofu

Who else is excited for the weekend?! I know I’m ready. Time to kick back, relax, and try some new recipes! And speaking of, here’s a fun one if you’re feeling the vegetarian vibe!

Peanut Chili Baked Tofu

Serves 2

Barr & Table Peanut Chili Baked Tofu

Ingredients
1 package super firm tofu (I use Nasoya Sprouted Tofu)
1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp chili garlic paste (Lee Kum Kee is my favorite!)
2 tbsp peanut flour (I use Protein Plus, but you can also use PB2, or 1 tbsp nut butter)
5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place tofu between paper towels with a light weight on top to press out the water. Let sit for about 10 minutes while you prepare the marinade.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients. After your tofu has been pressed, cut into 1″ cubes and toss in the marinade. Let sit for another 5-10 minutes.

Place a greased baking rack on a sheet pan and lay the tofu out in a flat layer. Toss it in the oven and bake about 20-25 minutes, or until the outside is a little crisp.

Barr & Table Peanut Chili Baked Tofu

Serving Suggestions
I prefer my peanut chili tofu with a large helping of roasted vegetables. This would also be great over soba noodles and sauteed veggies or over a salad. You could even make this into a wrap, but I would suggest cutting the tofu into longer strips rather than cubes if you plan on doing a wrap.

Nutritional Stats
Per serving (1/2 recipe)

308 Calories  /  18g Fat  /  10g Carbs  /  5g Fiber  /  4g Sugar  /  26g Protein

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Speak Up!

Have you ever had tofu? If so, what’s your favorite tofu recipe?

Tilapia Stir-Fry with Chili Peanut Sauce

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks over here.. planning a wedding is tough! I’ve been busy with caterer appointments, researching bands, and an engagement party (that wasway too much fun!) Not to mention 4th of July fell in there too, so when I finally had time to cook this past weekend, I was thrilled! I grabbed all of the random veggies left in my fridge and got to work.

Tilapia Stir-Fry with Chili Peanut Sauce

Serves 2

Barr & Table Tilapia Stir-Fry with Chili Peanut PB2 Sauce

Ingredients

Stir-Fry
2 4oz. tilapia filets
1 1/2 cups napa cabbage, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 medium zucchini
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup snow peas
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 radishes, sliced
1 large scallion, chopped
2 tbsp sliced almonds
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp coconut oil for vegetables, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil for tilapia
Salt
Black pepper
Garlic powder

Sauce
1/4 cup PB2 or peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut water
2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp spicy chili sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
Black pepper

Directions
Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and warm in the microwave about 30 seconds.

Heat a pan over medium high heat with 1 tbsp coconut oil. Once preheated, toss in your cabbage and carrots. Saute for about 5 minutes.

At this time, in a separate pan, toast the almonds and coconut over medium low heat until a little brown and put it off to the side.

While the almonds and coconut are toasting, add the bell pepper and zucchini to the cabbage and carrot mixture. Saute another 10 minutes and finally add the snow peas and garlic. Saute until

Preheat a pan over medium high heat and add 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. Season your tilapia with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Once the pan is preheated, add the tilapia. Saute about 5 minutes, then flip and saute another 5-7 minutes until the fish is completely cooked through.

Add some of the sauteed vegetables into a bowl and top with some sliced radishes. Place a piece of tilapia on top and sprinkle the coconut almond mixture, as well as the chopped green onion. Drizzle some chili peanut sauce on top and enjoy!

Barr & Table Tilapia Stir-Fry with Chili Peanut PB2 Sauce

Speak Up!

What is your favorite way to use PB2?