Orange Chipotle deliciousness

This is last night’s Orange Chipotle Chicken served over brown rice, and boy oh boy was it delish. I got the recipe from Kirstie’s “Clean Eating” magazine, and instead of frying the chicken in a skillet, Erik grilled it! Super yummy; grilling it also eliminated the need for the oil, therefore reducing the points, and making it healthier. Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
-1 tsp chile powder
-1/2 tsp ground cumin
-1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
-1 tsp safflower oil (we used EVOO)
-4 boneless skinless chicken breast, about 1 lb. rinsed, patted dry, pouned to 1/2-inch thick
-Juice 1 medium navel orange (1/3cup orange juice)
-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
-1 tbsp chopped chiles in adobo sauce
-1 tsp orange zest
-2 cups cooked brown rice
-1/4 packed cup chopped cilantro leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:
One: In a small bowl, combine chile powder, cumin, and 1/4 tsp salt. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high. Tilt skillet to coat bottom lightly. Season both sides of chicken with chile-cumin mixture and cook for 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Two: Add orange juice and maple syrup to juice and bits left in skillet and cook for 1 minute to thicken slightly (until it measures 1/4 cup liquid) stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in chipotle chiles in adobo sauce and orange zest. Add chicken back to skillet, return to heat and cook for 1 minutes on medium high turning constantly.

Three: In a medium bowl, combine rice, cilantro and remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Serve chicken over rice and spoon any excess glaze over top of chicken pieces.

Calories: 283, Fat: 4g, Carbs: 32g, Fiber 2g
Today for lunch we are going to a Chinese buffet called “Tendo”.

Our boss is leaving for six months, and our group is taking him out to lunch. (Basically an excuse to eat out). Tendo has this made to order section, where you can get rice, and veggies, and chicken grilled without all the extra breading, so that is what we (Kirstie, Sundeep and I) are going to do. That is the only way we can keep ourselves from going up to the all you can eat buffet 100 times, (I might get a cream cheese wonton, they are the devil but my weakness, don’t judge).
Tonight’s dinner will be another dish from the “Clean Eating” magazine, “Mediterranean Vegetables, White Bean and Feta Penne” (WW = 9). YUM! Can’t wait. Last night Erik and I took Ella for a nice long walk, it was so nice to get out and walk together as a family! It was a bit cold, but nice enough to walk outside without freezing. I love family walks!
That’s all for today! Hope everyone has a great day!

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