Happy Friday before a holiday! In honor of the three-day weekend, I’m posting my husband’s favorite meal. This was actually his favorite meal that I make, even before I added it to my P90x recipes. It’s the one he always requests when company is coming over. It didn’t take much to “X” it up a bit, and it is so delicious!
Cut chicken into chunks, and place chicken, pineapple, and mushrooms in a large Ziploc bag. Add soy sauce, vinegar, oil (or broth), onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper, squeezing bag to mix and coat. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 20 minutes. I usually do it for an hour. While the meat is marinating, boil water in a saucepan and boil bacon for 5 minutes (this helps it crisp up more under the broiler). Cut jalapeno peppers into smaller pieces, removing the seeds (the same number of pieces as meat chunks). Once meat is done marinating, place a jalapeno pepper on each chicken chunk, wrap with a slice of bacon, and thread onto skewers so that the bacon is secured. Alternate with mushroom and pineapples. Turn broiler to High, and line pan with foil for easy cleanup. Arrange skewers on pan, then pour remainder of marinade over them. Broil the skewers for 7 minutes, then turn over and broil the second side for 5-7 minutes until bacon is crisp and chicken juices run clear.
P90x Portion Plan Servings:
Full recipe is 4 1/2 protein, 1 fruit, 1 vegi, 1 fat, 1 condiment.
P.S.Don’t be scared of the jalapeno in this one – usually it cooks enough that it isn’t too spicy. Even if you do end up taking them out, they add a magnificent flavor to the meat!
P.P.S. If you’ve already had your fat serving for the day, substitute low-sodium chicken broth for the Canola oil in the recipe, and you’ll be good to go.
P.P.P.S. The cool thing about this is that you can throw basically whatever vegis you want into the marinade. I usually do this with zucchini instead of mushrooms, and it turns out great.
P.P.P.P.S. (I know, going a little crazy on the P.S.’s! lol.) This recipe would make an AWESOME P90x appetizer! All you would need to do would be to double the recipe, then instead of threading on skewers, put one mushroom, one pineapple chunk, and one bacon-chicken roll on each toothpick. Serve these at your next party, and no one needs to know that you’re on a diet!
More on Tuesday. Have a great weekend! – CJ =)
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