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Kickin’ and Caramelized Chicken Recipes

I found two new chicken recipes online and I’ve recently tried making them.

The first one is called Kickin’ Chicken.

I used garlic, Sriracha hot sauce, EVOO, and calamansi.

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I’m quite poor with measurements so I didn’t have any for this recipe. What I did was I just estimated what will be enough for one chicken breast and mixed all of them.

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Slice chicken breast into two thinner parts and season with salt and pepper.

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Put the chicken into a ziplock with the marinade.

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I marinaded it overnight and grilled it the next day.

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Then sliced into smaller pieces and added it to the container with cauliflower rice.

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Oranges for dessert.

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Caramelized Chicken

Combine barbecue marinade, honey, brown sugar, calamansi, and garlic with seasoned chicken.

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Pan fry the chicken until it’s cooked and the marinade starts to thicken. Add with cauliflower rice and sprinkle with spring onions.

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Strawberries for dessert.

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Jullius liked the kickin’ chicken more…

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First Time Baking: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Protein Cookies

Jullius has been telling me to make protein cookies (or any pastry we can include protein powder into) so that we have something else to munch on after working out aside from just drinking protein shake.

Just recently, while I was cleaning out the pantry, I thought of finally making them. I checked online for a video I can copy and I saw this.

After cross checking the ingredients from the video and what we have at home (and buying just a few more), I’m finally ready.

I woke up early this morning and got started. I prepped all the ingredients on the counter.

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Combine all the wet ones (not including the peanut butter yet) in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another bowl. By the way, I used Cranberry and Apple Sauce instead of just apple sauce.

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For the peanut butter, what I did was I scooped 13 table spoons of peanut butter into a glass measuring cup and melted it for 2 minutes in the microwave.

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Add the peanut butter in the ‘wet’ bowl and mix using an electronic mixer. Slowly pour in the dry ingredients.

My mixture seemed to be a little too wet so I added more oats.

After that, I started scooping them to a muffin tray (make sure you spray the tray with oil) then top with chocolate chips.

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The guy from said to pre-heat the oven and bake the cookies at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Our oven cooks at 250 max so I decided to bake it just a little bit longer.

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I probably cooked a little bit too long. πŸ˜πŸ˜”πŸ˜‚

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Mum, Dad, and Jullius tried it and said it’s just okay.

My personal verdict: FAILED!

First of all coz I burnt some. Second, they didn’t even turn out to be cookies! πŸ˜‚ They’re like this bread we call back in Phils as ‘Kabayan’.

Oh well, it was my first time baking. A for effort. Lol! 😜

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They don’t look burnt, don’t they? They’re just like chocolate muffins minus the muffin cups. In denial πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„

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Attempt to Clean Eating Day 5: Stir Fry Turkey and Sweet Potatoes

Last day before NYE! Another festive cheat day coming up! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚

Before that, here’s another attempt to clean eating.

Peel, slice, boil sweet potatoes.

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I sliced left over Roasted Turkey breasts into smaller pieces and also prepared some green peas.

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I started the stir fry while the sweet potatoes were cooking.

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In a pan with EVOO, sautΓ© white onion.

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Add sliced turkey.

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Season with Flavor God low Salt Everything Seasoning, cayenne pepper, chili flakes, a teaspoon of oyster sauce.

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Since the chicken is already cooked, you can already add the green peas after a few mixing.

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Keep mixing until the peas are cooked.

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By the end of cooking the turkey, the sweet potatoes are already done. Drain and let it cool for a few minutes. Portion into containers.

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I added cherries for Hunny’s dessert.

Dad said, “What is that?” I said, “Joke lang to Dad.” He said, “Anong joke?” I said, “Pagdating po ng NY lamon na naman.” Hahahha πŸ˜‚

Happy New Year!

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Attempt to Clean Eating Day 4: Sweet Potatoes, Chicken, Salad, and Mixed Berries

Just two days before Christmas and hopefully these two days will be filled with clean eats before we go on full blown cheat days during the holidays. πŸ˜‚

Anyway, here’s what I did today.

For carbs, I used golden sweet potatoes.

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Pee, slice, and boil.

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While that’s boiling, I started preparing the chicken. One chicken breast sliced in the middle and seasoned with Flavor God Lemon and Garlic Seasoning, Garlic Seasoning, and Cayenne Pepper.

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I also added oyster sauce.

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Marinade until the potatoes are done.

After about 20 minutes, the potatoes are cooked. Drain and let cool for a few minutes before dividing into portions.

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I divided it into two containers and whatever is left will be for me.

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Now we can start cooking the chicken. In a pan, pour 1-2tbsp. of virgin olive oil. Add the chicken and let it cook for 15-20 minutes.

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Once cooked, let it cool for a bit before adding to your containers.

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For greens, I prepared baby spinach, capsicum, iceberg lettuce, red onions tomatoes.

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For dessert, green grapes, cherries, and strawberries.

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Did everything in less than an hour coz I was also in a hurry to get ready for our last minute Christmas shopping.

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Hopefully we don’t really eat too much on Christmas (I doubt that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„).

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ…

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Attempt to Clean Eating Day 3: Cauliflower Fried Rice and Chicken Teriyaki

Instead of brown rice, I used cauliflower as a substitute. First, grind the cauliflowers using a blender or a food processor.

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After a few pulses on your blender or food processor, you should have something that looks like this.

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Set that aside and continue with slicing your chicken into smaller pieces. Marinade in Teriyaki sauce, lemon, Flavor God Everything Seasoning (Low Salt), and a few drops of oyster sauce. Set aside and then start cooking your fried rice.

As always, start with sautΓ©ing garlic and onion in extra virgin olive oil. Add the cauliflowers. Season with Flavor God Everything Seasoning, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili flakes, few drops of oyster sauce, and a few drops of sesame oil.

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Cook for 5 minutes then add mixed frozen veggies.

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Cook for another 5 minutes.

Now we’ll be adding eggs. Gather the fried cauliflower rice in one side of the pan.

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Pour the beat eggs on the other half and let cook for a minute or two.

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Start mixing the egg with the rice. Keep mixing for another minute or two. Your fried cauliflower rice is done. Pour all the contents of your pan into a plate or container.

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Using the same pan, sautΓ© garlic in extra virgin olive oil. Add your chicken marinade and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes in medium heat or until the chicken is starting to dry up. When it’s done, you’ll have something that looks like this.

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Now you can portion the rice and chicken into containers. I’ve had about just enough for four servings. Two for Hunny’s lunch and dinner.

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The rest were left at home for me and Mum to eat. Mum said that rice and chicken is nice. 😊

Jullius came home from work today telling me he really liked what I cooked. All smiles here! β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜„

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Attempt to Clean Eating Day 2: Brown Rice, Mixed Veggies, Pan-fried Chicken

I had left over brown rice and quinoa from yesterday so I divided it into two containers.

For the veggies, I sliced cauliflowers, green beans, snow peas, and frozen mixed veggies.

I sprinkled low salt seasoning from Flavor God, cayenne pepper, black pepper on the chicken and left it for 20 minutes.

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Begin with cooking the veggies. On a pre-heated pan, add in a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and garlic. When it’s brown, add the veggies. Season with lil bit of oyster sauce and pepper.

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Cook for 5-10 minutes then remove from pan.

Using the same pan, add a few drops of olive oil then add the chicken. Cover until the chicken is golden brown.

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You’ll have something that looks like this.

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Pour into containers.

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And for dessert, fresh cherries.

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Everything tastes less salty and that’s good coz clean eating is all about less salt and sugar. The closer the food is from its original state (except for meat) the healthier the food is.

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Attempt to Clean Eating Day 1: Preparing Hunny’s Baon

We’ve been going to the gym regularly but we need heaps of working it out in the kitchen. We eat a lot outside during date nights and sometimes we even order Korean Barbecue sets for four! Uh! What a waste of gym time. 😣

Yesterday while he was at work, I decided to prepare his lunch and dinner for today. I wanted to surprise him (and maybe because he kept blaming me for eating too much). Here’s what I had in mind.

Brown Rice and Quinoa, Stir-Fry Chicken, and Blanched Broccoli

First I cooked 2 cups of brown rice and half a cup of quinoa.

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I let it cool down for a bit and then scooped it into two containers.

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For the chicken, I used half a breast fillet cut into small pieces and marinated it in oyster sauce, half a lemon, pepper, salt, and lots of cayenne pepper (coz he likes his food a lil spicy). Garlic, half of a white onion, capsicum.

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SautΓ© garlic and onion in extra virgin olive oil.

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When the garlic is a little brown and the onion a little transparent, you can already add the marinated chicken.

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I used a little bit of Flavor God’s Lemon and Garlic Seasoning.

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Let the chicken simmer for a few minutes. Add the capsicum when it turns a little brown.

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For greens, I blanched sliced broccolis for about 10 minutes. Added it into the container.

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For his dessert, fresh strawberries.

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Voila! It’s done!

For my part, I ate brown rice (instead of our usual basmati rice) and Mum’s delish ginisang monggo. πŸ˜‹