After indulging in a long and sweet holiday season, it can sometimes be difficult to get back into the habit of eating healthy. Luckily, we have a delicious and low-calorie dish to help jump start your new year in the right direction. Full of rich protein and savory spices, our jerky chicken recipe is not only low-carb and easy to cook, it’s only 200 calories per serving! So without further ado, let’s jump into the kitchen and get cookin’!
4 boneless and skinless halves of chicken breast (Cut down to 1-inch strips)
4 tbsp.of soy sauce
4 tbsp. of red wine vinegar
1 tsp. of sesame oil
3 tbsp. of brown sugar
2 tsp. of chopped thyme
3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tsp. of finely chopped onion
½ tsp. of allspice
1 sliced habanero pepper
1 First, fill your food processor or blender with the onion, thyme, garlic, habanero pepper, brown sugar, allspice, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Blend until the ingredients have a smooth viscosity. Next, take a large resealable plastic bag and pour in ¾ of the mixture along with the chicken. Make sure to squeeze out as much air as possible and then let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for one hour.
2 Preheat your oven to the broil setting.
3 Once the chicken has been properly marinated, discard the excess mixture in the bag and broil the chicken for 10 to 15 minutes. To ensure an even cook, make sure to flip the chicken at around the 5 to 7-minute mark. Meanwhile, heat up the remaining marinade mixture in a saucepan. Once the chicken has been properly cooked, drizzle the heated marinade on top of the chicken before serving.
This recipe feeds up to four people and is best served with roasted asparagus and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. For more delicious recipes and healthy living tips, check out some of our other fun and informative blogs from your best neighbors ever!