Thursday, December 13, 2012

Garlic Lime Chicken



I am sure that everyone knows at least 10 people who will start the New Year with a diet and good intentions to exercise and improve their health.  Well, Tim and I decided that we wanted to lose some extra weight before the holidays and not wait until after we overindulge throughout the month to do so.  Kelsey’s Dr. Oz cleanse from last month was an inspiration and it coincided with the release of a new product from Vemma, the Chris Powell meal replacement shake.   We, too, did a cleanse; it was the Bode cleanse by Vemma and it was a 7-day one that is intended to be a gentle way to prepare your body for transformation.  The nice thing about this cleanse is that it was an easy preparation of mixing the concentrate with 12 to 16 ounces of purified water and it has a pleasant flavor. We also have been following the Chris Powell Bode program of carb cycling and using the new shake to kick start our morning.  With the program, there is support app with meal ideas and recipes.  For dinner last week, I tried the Garlic Lime Chicken.  Tim and both really love the flavor of this chicken.  It was very moist and spicy in flavor.  It was a great low calorie way of preparing chicken.  We will be having this dish again.  

If you are looking for a body transformation program for the New Year, you may want to try Chris Powell Bode 12 week Challenge.  The product is good, the carb cycling is easy to do, the support from the app is awesome and you get to eat real food.  So far, Tim has lost 8 lbs and I have lost 4 lbs and we have a head start on our New Year resolution.

Our dinner while following the Chris Powell carb cycling program!

Vemma's Bode Protein Shake...Breakfast!

Garlic Lime Chicken

recipe from Chris and Heidi Powell and the Vemma Bode app

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chicken broth, low-sodium
2 teaspoons butter
2 pieces chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless (4-6 ounces each)
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Zest of lime

Preparation:

Mix the seasonings together in a large zip-top bag.  Add chicken breasts to the bag, seal and gently massage around until all the chicken is well coated with seasoning.  

Heat pan over medium heat: add butter and olive oil to the pan.  Once butter is melted, add chicken and cool on both sides until done.  Remove from pan and keep warm by lightly covering with foil.  

To skillet, add lime juice and broth.  Using a whisk, mix liquids to get browned bits off the pan bottom and sides.  continue cooking until sauce has slightly thickened.  Add chicken back to the pan, coating with the sauce.  Sprinkle the lime zest on top of chicken and serve!

Recommended to be served over rice for a high carb meal on the Chris Powell Bode program. We choose Sweet Potatoes as our high carb choice and asparagus to complete the meal.  It was delicious.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  

*Vemma Nutritional company recommends you follow a healthy approach to weight loss by consulting with your physician or health care provider before starting any new exercise, diet plan, nutrition or supplementation program, particularly if you suffer from any medical condition or regularly use prescription or over-the-counter medications.

*Our results may not be typical weight loss, everyone will be different.

3 comments:

  1. I love finding new recipe blogs that cook the type of food I eat and love to make! A mom and daughter duo is even better.
    Happy new follower :)

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  2. Hi Lindsay! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I made this tonight and it was SO YUMMY! Thank you for this post.

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