Friday, April 23, 2010

Mindless Chicken Marinade and Elote

This is almost too easy, so I’m going to add a side dish so people don’t think you’re a complete slacker in the kitchen. You could spend hours researching the perfect marinade for your chicken or cop out and do what comes easy, embrace it, it will give you more time for TIVO viewings of Project Runway or perhaps your secret guilty pleasure ,Judge Judy.

Literally all you need to do is dump a bottle of Italian Dressing on top of four frozen chicken breasts as you stagger out of the house in the morning, that’s it, really. One you get home slap those puppies on a medium high grill, six minutes each side. The only note I might make is that the individually packaged breasts seem to remain moist where those that are all jumbled and experiencing freezer burn get dried out. Delicious and quick, fastest meal ever. So on to the side dish…….to make it seem like you’re putting in the effort.

Corn on the cob, king of the side dishes, but we know we can do so much better. Elote is popular street food in Mexico, but way tastier than butter. You can either cook the corn on the grill or the old fashioned way in a boiling pot of water.

Combine the following in a small bowl:
3 Tablespoons fat free mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

In a separate bowl, combine these dry ingredients:
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
¼ Teaspoon Chili Powder
¼ Teaspoon Ground Red Pepper
1/8 Teaspoon Salt

Brush hot corn with mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle with cheese mixture and serve to the starving masses immediately. And just so you know…..Seth Aaron won Project Runway.

1 comment:

The skinny said...

The chicken seems pretty low in calorie but the Elote defintely does not but maybe with the low fat mayonnaise. Both however sound delicious.